Who called two of the most healthy diet
Mediterranean and Nordic power system are very similar and take into account regional characteristics.
Mediterranean and Nordic power system are the most healthy and effective in the fight against obesity. To such conclusion experts of the world health organization (who), studied the effect of these diets on health.
The who urged governments to promote these diets among the population, as did Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Macedonia, Spain, Turkey. They stated in government recommendations creditorso diet as the most healthy. Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden has urged its citizens to adhere to the Scandinavian diet. In fact, the Scandinavian diet is a Northern modification of the Mediterranean diet, which takes into account the peculiarities of the cold countries. For example, in the Mediterranean diet is recommended to drink olive oil and Scandinavian – rape.
6 principles of the Mediterranean diet
1. For cooking and salad dressings use olive oil exclusively.
2. More fish, less meat. Pork, beef or lamb is used quite rare, while chicken, goose and eggs are consumed almost every day.
3. Yogurt from skim milk is not necessarily low-fat, and cheese with low-fat type of mozzarella, feta, halloumi, Zefat cheese.
4. Fresh vegetables: tomatoes, eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, and fresh herbs – thyme, rosemary, oregano and Basil.
5. A high proportion of fruits, vegetables, potatoes, beans, nuts, seeds, bread and other cereals.
6. Minimal consumption of sweets.
6 principles of the Nordic diet
1. Preference for rapeseed oil. For the beneficial properties it is not inferior olive, but costs much cheaper.
2. Eat lean pieces of red meat, without layers of fat. Reduce meat consumption to one to two times a week. If possible, replace pork and beef for venison – venison and elk.
3. Fish need to eat often. To give preference to that which is caught in the North sea – cod, perch, herring, salmon. It has a lot of fat that contains omega-3 fatty acids beneficial for the heart.
4. Fresh fruits and vegetables to eat every day. To choose they should according to traffic light principle, as each color creates a specific set of chemical components, and they are all useful.
5. Bread from wheat flour to replace whole wheat or rye flour. In General you want to include in your diet more whole grains: wheat, corn, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat. If pasta from durum wheat.
6. Minimal consumption of dairy products.
The term “Mediterranean diet” in the mid-twentieth century brought the American dietetic Ansel and Margaret Keyes. The diet became popular thanks to the so-called “French paradox”. Despite the fact that the inhabitants of the South of France regularly consume high-calorie foods, they are much less likely to suffer diseases of the cardiovascular system, if the inhabitants of other regions who eat much less fatty foods.
Some scientists attribute this paradox to the love of French red wine. They daily drink one or two glasses during a meal. Since 1978, the French Professor Serge Renaud has done research 36 thousand Frenchmen, in order to determine how the consumption of red wine can affect the health of the people of France.
In 1991, in an interview with U.S. television channel Renaud announced the results of their research. The results showed that people who drink one or two glasses of dry red wine a day, far less likely to suffer cardiovascular disease than those who drink more or less alcohol. By the way, this statement caused a rise in the level of sales of red wines in the United States.
Despite the fact that many scientific studies prove the positive effects of red wine on the human body, yet scientists lack the courage to advise this ingredient as a component of the Mediterranean diet.
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