Mediterranean Diet gets high marks for heart health

Maybe you heard the news? Scientists have now confirmed what had long been suspected: the so-called Mediterranean diet is good for your heart.

And that's great, because on this diet you get to have wine - up to seven glasses a week. And you can still eat fat, as long as it's the right kind.

"No butter, no margarine. It's olive oil all the way," said Certified nutritionist Deborah Enos, better known as the one-minute wellness coach.

Enos is a big believer in the Mediterranean diet.

"The emphasis is on fruits and veggies, whole grains, more seafood, olive oil, beans and nuts," she said. "The more fruits and veggies you eat, the better. In fact, the Greeks eat about nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day."

This study, published in the New England Journal of medicine, was the first clinical trial to show the correlation between the Mediterranean diet and heart health. Eat good food and cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 30 percent? Hey, I'll drink a glass of red wine to that!

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