What to Eat Now

What to Eat Now

Low fat, low sugar. High fat, low carb. High carb, plant-based. Mediterranean. Atkins. Ornish. At some point in the past 12 months, at least one study has appeared in a well-respected, peer-reviewed medical journal touting the health benefits of each of these diets. A study in the journal The Lancet Oncology found that the Ornish diet — a strict low-fat regimen that allows no more than 10 percent of calories from fat — not only reverses heart disease, but it also lengthens our telomeres, the bits of DNA on the ends of chromosomes, in effect increasing longevity. Then again, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that a relatively high-fat Mediterranean diet — with its emphasis on fatty fish, nuts and olive oil — prevents heart disease and stroke while cutting your risk of diabetes, too. But wait! Adults who eat a mostly plant-based diet live significantly longer than meat eaters, says JAMA Internal Medicine.

 

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