Dutch specialists have developed a diet that, in their opinion, should reduce the risk of developing a number of chronic diseases in adults. And tested it on almost ten thousand people over 45 years old (the average age was around 64 years).
The developed diet included vegetables (≥200 grams per day), fruit (≥200 grams per day), whole grains (≥90 grams per day), legumes (≥135 grams per week), nuts (≥15 per day), dairy products (≥350 grams per day), fish (≥100 grams per week), tea (≥450 ml per day), meat (<300 grams per week), sugar-containing beverages (≤150 ml per day), alcohol (≤10 grams per day) and salt (≤6 grams per day). And it turned out to be healthy, but in a little tricky way. None of the components of this diet had a decisive influence on the risk of developing various bad diseases. But adding each of its components to the diet reduced the risk of mortality, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colorectal cancer and depression by three percent . But at the same time it did not affect the development of type 2 diabetes, heart failure, coronary heart disease, lung cancer, breast cancer and dementia.
But, in general, not bad at all. A pint of tea, a little alcohol, fish and meat — that’s what will save us, gentlemen.