A Healthy Diet For a Strong Heart
A healthy diet has a tremendous affect on all aspects of your well-being, including your heart. In recent studies a Mediterranean diet was concluded to be the best diet to prevent heart disease. According to a study published on the New England Journal of Medicine’s website, a diet rich in fresh fruits and veggies, fish, olive oil, and even a glass of wine will drastically reduce your risks of getting heart disease and could also be a preventative measure.
“About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study has found. The findings, published on The New England Journal of Medicine’s Web site on Monday, were based on the first major clinical trial to measure the diet’s effect on heart risks. The magnitude of the diet’s benefits startled experts. The study ended early, after almost five years, because the results were so clear it was considered unethical to continue.”
Check out the interview with NY Times writer, Gina Kolata go into detail about healthy dieting, Mediterranean-style:
Here’s a perfectly healthy diet recipe for the heart to get you started on the right track!
4 (6 ounce) fillets halibut
1 tablespoon Greek seasoning (such as Cavender’s®)
1 large tomato, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 (5 ounce) jar pitted kalamata olives
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place halibut fillets on a large sheet of aluminum foil and season with Greek seasoning. Combine tomato, onion, olives, capers, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Spoon tomato mixture over the halibut. Carefully seal all the edges of the foil to create a large packet. Place the packet on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 30 to 40 minutes.