Miscellaneous Musing by Judy @ 3:47 PM

Enjoy good food, but worried about the risk of cardiovascular disease? The Polymeal could be just the diet for you!

Dr Oscar Franco, a public health expert at the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, decided to combine in one meal the foods that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Using a mathmatical model to determine the optimum combination and proportion of ingredients, Franco and his team came up with what they consider the best meal. The results of eating this meal, combined with non-smoking and exercise: For men, an additional 6.6 years added to their average lifespan plus a 9-year delay in the onset of heart disease. Women could live 5 years longer and delay heart disease by about 8 years.

And what is the Polymeal? Wine, dark chocolate, fruit and vegetables, garlic and almonds eaten daily, plus fish eaten 4 times a week.

The article addes that wine and chocolate should be consumed in moderation. But… I suggest eliminating the fruit, vegetables, garlic, almonds and fish.

Just go for the good stuff.

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