More and more research has shown that the Mediterranean diet seems to be the best nutrition plan to reduce cholesterol, particularly LDL (the "bad" cholesterol), whether or not weight loss occurs.
The Mediterranean diet has the characteristics of being low in saturated fat and refined sugar while being high in fiber and whole grains. These qualities make the Mediterranean diet more likely to be effective at managing cholesterol levels and associated cardiovascular disease as well as type-2 diabetes.
The risk of becoming obese and/or incurring type-2 diabetes are greatly lessened when following the Mediterranean diet because it entails eating lots of fruits, nuts, fish, vegetables, and plenty of olive oil. By the way, research seems to indicate that olive oil may reduce abdominal fat. A definite bonus for sure!
Here are some of the benefits of following the Mediterranean Diet:
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