Better late than never

It's never too late to start eating right, because even in adulthood, the Mediterranean diet will save you from obesity, cleanse blood vessels and prevent inflammatory processes and heart diseases. And now it's a scientific fact.

Several cancer centers in different parts of the United States conducted a joint study on a multi-ethnic group of 2,000 patients aged 45 to 75 years. They described their diet and physical activity daily, underwent tomography and X-rays to assess the visceral levels of their obesity (that is, the degree of obesity of internal organs). Of course, it turned out to be lower for those who ate healthier. In particular, the association of the Mediterranean diet with overweight and increased waist circumference turned out to be inversely proportional.

Above that, the Mediterranean diet regulates appetite. Such a diet, that is, including olive oil, nuts, avocado, salmon, tuna, quinoa, does not allow overeating. The fact is that these products have a positive effect on hormones, on which our appetite depends. The result of the study was achieved by measuring the physiological levels of hunger and satiety through hormonal changes in the subjects, as well as through their assessment of how hungry they are and how much they can eat. Participants who followed a diet high in polyunsaturated fats significantly reduced their indicators of ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger, and significantly increased the blood content of peptide YY, a hormone that increases the feeling of satiety. Measurements were carried out after meals and during periods of fasting. Thus, eating according to the Mediterranean type is not only pleasant, but also useful, since such a menu excludes overeating.