With the obesity epidemic continuing to grow at an alarming rate, many health experts warn that the trend could have a significant impact on the heart health of millions of people. To avoid this situation, they often recommend a diet that is high in phytonutrients and antioxidants.
The so-called “Mediterranean diet” incorporates foods like fish, vegetables, nuts and olive oil. Study after study has shown that this type of diet provides significant support for heart health.
Tricia M. Sinek, manager of the Community Cancer Program at the Franciscan Health System in Washington, told the Tacoma News Tribune that she recommends the phytonutrient-rich Mediterranean diet to her patients because of these health benefits.
“Every state in the United States reports that 30 percent of their population is obese,” she told the news source. “Twenty years ago, not one state reported that. Obesity is going to bankrupt this country.”
Research conducted by the Agriculture Research Service has shown that carotenoids, a type of phytonutrient found in many of the vegetables associated with the Mediterranean diet, provide support against some of the conditions associated with obesity.
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