Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another Reason To Eat A Healthy Diet

Science has found another good reason to eat a healthy diet.

A study that is published in PLoS Medicine shows that people with a genetic predisposition for cardiovascular disease can substantially lower their heart attack risks with a diet composed mostly of vegetables, fruits and berries. Actually, the study states that these people can reduce their heart attack risks to the same level as those without a genetic predisposition for cardiovascular disease by eating a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables.

The research indicates an important link between genetics and diet concerning cardiovascular disease. It is recommended that we eat more than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day for good health.

Previous studies have shown that a Mediterranean type of diet, which is high in fruits and vegetables, in conjunction with daily exercise can improve heart function, and reduce the risks of Alzheimer's disease. You can also find additional Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet at WebMD.