How the Mediterranean Diet Helps Your Heart


Yes, you can eat carbs and fat if you stick to this plan (:59)
Its a balanced diet that includes healthy whole grains and even a little wine.

Laurence Sperling, MD, the founder and director of Preventive Cardiology at the Emory Clinic in Atlanta, discusses the virtues of the Mediterranean Diet, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, healthy fats, healthy proteins, and whole grains, a healthy form of carbohydrates. The American Heart Association has recommended a diet low in fat and cholesterol, and Americans have compensated with too many carbohydrates. "Its not that carbohydrates are bad—but eating any food in excess can increase our weight," says Dr. Sperling. "The problem with a lot of carbohydrates in our society today is theyre processed, theyre not healthy, and theyre in abundance."

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