By KEN RYAN, FOX SPORTS ContributorPosted November 25, 2018 07:07:00A new study from the American Heart Association shows that eating a diet rich in protein and high in fruits and vegetables is a good thing for your heart health.
Key points:The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Florida, looked at the health benefits of different types of foods, including a Mediterranean diet, an Atkins diet, a high-carbohydrate diet and a low-carb dietResearchers say that a Mediterranean or Mediterranean-style diet is best because it has more fruit and vegetables and fewer grainsThe study found that eating less red meat and dairy is a strong benefit for people with heart disease and diabetesThe study looked at data from more than 100,000 people in the US, who were followed over the course of about 15 years, and they were given information on the health of their hearts and how their diets varied depending on their lifestyle.
The researchers found that a moderate-to-vigorous Mediterranean diet with plenty of fruit and veggies is a healthier option for heart health, but they also found that it had a negative effect on overall blood pressure and blood cholesterol.
What are fruits and veg?
The Mediterranean diet is a Mediterranean-type diet in which people eat a lot of fruit, vegetables and fish.
It’s a low fat, high fibre diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts.
The high carbohydrate diet, which is popular among vegetarians and vegans, has more meat and less vegetables.
It’s the type of diet that the American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends for those who are overweight or obese, as well as people who are on a low carb diet, and who want to lose weight.
The ADA has recommended a moderate Mediterranean diet for adults and children up to age 25, as it is a healthful diet that contains moderate amounts of fruit.
But for those with heart conditions, the ADA recommends a low carbohydrate diet as a way to reduce their risk of heart disease.
“We want to make sure that everyone is aware of the health advantages of eating a Mediterranean style diet and the possible negative effects that could come with a low glycemic index diet,” Dr. Robert Volek, associate professor at the American College of Cardiology, said in a statement.
“However, we also recognize that people need to decide for themselves what type of dietary guidelines best fit their lifestyle.”
Researchers said that while fruits and veggies have been shown to be effective for reducing blood pressure, they also had a high risk of causing inflammation and other health problems.
“In general, fruits and vegetable intake has been shown in studies to be associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer,” the study said.
“This association has been found to be largely independent of the diet or eating patterns of the subjects.”
The researchers said the results show that moderate- or low-fat, high-protein, and low-glycemic-index diets are best for the heart health of people.
“There’s been no evidence that these diets have a positive effect on blood pressure or that their impact on blood sugar is significant,” the researchers said.
But Dr. Voleks added that there are different types and amounts of fruits and green vegetables.
The study was published in the journal Circulation.