Firstly, it helps to increase longevity-means a reduced possibility of death at any age. The result has been confirmed in US and UK populations, which represents a 20% reduced threat of death at any age.
Secondly, fall in the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, each of which are associated with vascular and cardiac disease as well as other serious complications.
Thirdly, it reduces the chance of becoming obese and it formed the basis for a standard reduction in weight.
Fourthly but not the final, the chance of becoming affected by Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease is reduced.
Regarding all of these aspects, this book gives detail information which will help the readers to understand the benefits of adopting Mediterranean diet. Furthermore, food related evidence from ancient Mediterranean through present is presented in a simple way which will not be difficult to understand. It is well known that Mediterranean diet is nowadays considered as a diet model for a lot of people. The most reasonable reason behind this preference is that it helps to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and cancer.
In the early 1960s, the report says that the occurrence of cancer and coronary heart disease in Mediterranean regions was much lower than other industrialized countries in Europe and North America. “The life expectancy of the Mediterranean population was higher, although medical care did not meet western standards.”
The studies have found that those outcomes were due to Mediterranean diet and life style. So, surely the reader can all benefit from the lessons learnt from this nice and informative material.
However, it also needs to mention that the book has not given the information about the risk in excess use of Mediterranean diet. “Mediterranean diet maximizes the intake of health-promoting ingredients, whilst minimizing quantities of ingredients associated with health risks”. But despite this disadvantage, Mediterranean diet index is proposed for most of the diet problems. Numerous studies have pointed out the nutritional needs for the pregnant women. In such case, the Mediterranean diet may represent a valid tool for the specific assessment of the diet of pregnant women living in countries in the Mediterranean area. In the whole book, the writers have tried their level best and to admit this effort, it can be said that this book could get 8 marks out of 10 though this opinion may vary in different level of peoples. According to a report published in the British medical journal, the traditional Mediterranean diet provides protection against type 2 diabetes. Actually, this is just something about Mediterranean diet. In the greater perspective this diet is good for health compared to other regions diet.