As the holiday season is upon us, many of us are wondering how to make it through without doing too much damage to our ticker. As luck would have it, and article was published indicating which would be the best diet for heart health -Mediterranean, ketogenic, or vegin.
It just so happens that this intel was forwarded from the recently held American Heart Association Scientific Sessions for heart disease. The doctors and experts in nutrition alike agree the best diet is high in vegetables, high in non-processed whole foods, and low in processed meat, added sugar and carbohydrates.
In other words, this diet doesn’t have a specific name. It doesn’t necessarily have to be vegan. Sometimes ‘vegan’ food have more sugar and hidden “processed” carbs. The main difference between a ketogenic diet and the Mediterranean diet is that the carb load in the ketogenic diet is much lower than the Mediterranean diet.
Keep a watch on how you indulge this holiday season. Watch your carb intake. With all the Christmas cookies and yule logs teasing your taste buds, the carbs tally up quickly. Your heart will feel it because your body will try to produce the insulin to mobilize all that energy to your cells. Unless you’re hitting the gym in a religious resistance training routine– he might opt for some peppermint tea. Happy holidays!
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