Mediterranean Diet Good for Health: Study

Mediterranean Diet Good for Health: Study

According to a study, it has been revealed that Mediterranean diet is good for heart as well as for brain. The study, published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, has based its finding on the assessment of more than 1,000 people.

Researchers from Spain said they have followed more than 1,000 people for six-and-a-half years. They were of the view that that people, who were on a Mediterranean diet or were taking supplements like nuts and olive oil, have performed well on cognitive tests in comparison to control group, which was taking lower-fat diet.

"We found that a Mediterranean diet with olive oil was able to reduce low-grade inflammation associated with a high risk of vascular disease and cognitive impairments", said Dr. Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, study author from the University of Navarra.

Experts revealed that the Mediterranean diet is quite healthy and does not contain processed foods and bad fats. It is rich in whole grains, nuts and fruits and vegetables.

Other experts have appreciated the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, but have also said that there are some lose points about the same. Dr. Martinez-Gonzalez has agreed the same but says the diet is beneficial.