The Greek Gods line is Heart HEALTHY!

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 22, 2004

The Greek Gods brand of products has emerged into a full-service Mediterranean line consisting of authentic Greek style products. The Greek Gods line of Hummus and Tzatziki products are making HEART HEALTHY entrances into high quality, customer friendly grocers throughout the U.S.A.

The Greek Gods are pleased to associate themselves with the findings from the latest heart healthy study conducted by Dr. Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos of Harokopio University in Athens. The Greek Gods line is composed of items that maintain the many attributes found in foods considered to be a “Healthy Mediterranean Diet”.

By Merritt McKinney

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Some of the benefits of a Mediterranean-type diet — rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes and olive oil and light on red meat — may stem from the diet’s effect on inflammation, new research suggests.

In a study from Greece, markers of inflammation and blood clotting that are related to heart disease were lowest in people who adhered most closely to the traditional Mediterranean diet.

“There is growing scientific evidence that diets high in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains and that include fish, nuts and low-fat dairy products offer protective health benefits,” Dr. Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos of Harokopio University in Athens told Reuters Health. He noted that in the past few decades, a large body of evidence has linked the Mediterranean diet to reductions in heart disease, overall deaths and some kinds of cancer.

“Our findings render this dietary pattern extremely attractive for public health purposes and should be adopted by almost everyone,” he said. The results of the study appear in Wednesday’s issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A Mediterranean-style diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts. It includes few saturated fats like the ones in red meat but plenty of healthier fatty acids like ones found in olive oil.

SOURCE: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, July 7, 2004.

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