Eating junk food may not be as bad as we think for people with heart problems, a study says.
A study conducted with more than 15,000 people with coronary heart disease from 39 different countries found that following a Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke, but also prevented the Western diet of refined sugars and deep-fried foods from increasing this risk. In other words, according to the research, a Mediterranean-style diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes and unrefined foods, had a protective effect when eating junk food.
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Researchers today discuss how eating greater amounts of healthy foods is far more important than avoiding junk food altoghether, such as soft drinks among others. Some foods have the ability to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes and although this might be true, eating unhealthy foods should still be minimized. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.