More Benefits of Mediterranean Diet: Less Asthma?
The Mediterranean diet is loaded with lots of vegetables, fruits, fish and healthy oils such as those found in fish, olives and nuts. This type of dietary pattern is predominantly the eating lifestyle of Greeks and Italians. Do note that there is little amount of red meat in their diet.
Health-wise, in a study conducted by Greek researchers, children of women who eat a Mediterranean-rich diet are found to be less likely to develop asthma and allergies. The nutrients present in these foods boost anti-oxidant levels thereby increasing the body?s resistance to common allergies. On the other hand, the children of women who consumed more red meat in their diet during pregnancy are more susceptible to developing allergies.
The researchers do admit that they need to conduct further studies to prove the veracity of their findings that is the correlation of Mediterranean diet and the likelihood of developing allergies amongst infants.