Two serves of fish a week, one to two glasses of wine a day, generous lashings of olive oil, vegetables with every meal and limited meat are the healthy mix of a mediterranean-style eating, according to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Canberra.
The results showed these food choices may help lessen two of the main symptoms of type 2 diabetes - elevated glucose levels and reduced levels of antioxidants, which help prevent heart disease and some cancers.
Other health benefits of the Mediterranean diet reported by participants in the study included feeling more energetic and weight loss.
More researches into thi eating pattern have also shown it could cut your risk of depression by 30 per cent, help people live longer and reduce rates of heart disease and cancer.
Studies have also suggested it may help pregnant women lower the risks of asthma and allergies in their children.
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