The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet continue to generate rave reviews. Citing a study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the researchers concluded that the Mediterranean diet had a significant reduction in nonalcoholic fatty tissue around the liver.
The study demonstrated that a low-carb Mediterranean diet had a more significant effect on reducing fat around the liver (hepatic fat), heart and pancreas, compared to low-fat diets with similar calorie counts, while overall weight loss between the diets revealed no significant difference.Robert Glatter, MD in article published by Forbes Magazine
For those that are more technically inclined, an extract of the Mediterranean diet effect on the fatty liver study was recently published by the World Institute of Gastroenterology.
There are hundreds of studies demonstrating the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. While there are many diet programs and fads that generally push products or daily meal plans, the Mediterranean diet is completely natural and has been perfected over centuries by people eating fresh seasonal produce.
Frankly, there is no need to buy any book of recipes supporting the Mediterranean diet. Curbing your intake of carbohydrates and eating fresh fruits and vegetables is all it takes to develop healthy eating habits and – perhaps – shed a few unwanted pounds.
Found below is a 10-step instructional video to help you identify the proper “good” food choices. Better yet, you can celebrate your new lifestyle with a glass of wine:
Many diets promise great things, but there are very few that have a solid scientific foundation. Frankly, I have never found any reputable scientist, doctor or nutritionist say anything negative about the Mediterranean diet. In any event, I think it would be useful to see the scientific evidence supporting the long term benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
If this makes sense to you, go for it! It is as simple as changing your eating habits and focus on “healthy” food choices.