Coronary heart disease is a major cause of death in the UK and worldwide, claiming millions of lives each year. The term describes what happens when your heart’s blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries. Fortunately, “80 percent of heart disease is because of environment and lifestyle”, according to consultant cardiologist Doctor Aseem Malhotra.
A Mediterranean-sryle diet encourages the consumption of unprocessed foods such as fruits, fish, legumes, nuts, poultry, vegetables, and whole grains.
You can make your diet more Mediterranean-style by:
- Eating plenty of starchy foods, such as bread and pasta
- Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables
- Including fish in your diet
- Eating less meat
- Choosing products made from vegetable and plant oils, such as olive oil.
Doctor Malhotra’s recommendation is supported by extensive evidence.
The Mediterranean diet has been linked with good health, including a healthier heart.