Olive oil protects against the risk of diabetes, and coffee against heart disease.
Even if you are overweight and have an apple-shaped figure (that is, fat deposits are concentrated in the waist and abdomen), be sure to include olive oil in your diet. It helps reduce the risk of developing type II diabetes, heart disease and blood vessels. The fact is that olive oil consists mainly of monounsaturated fats, therefore it helps to reduce “bad” cholesterol and prevents the formation of cholesterol plaques on the walls of blood vessels. Saturated animal fats have been proven to be the main culprits in the formation of excess abdominal fat, so the “apples” should first of all drastically reduce their consumption of red meat and full-fat dairy products. Another argument in favor of olive oil: the fatty acids in its composition help activate the production of leptin, a hormone that sends a satiety signal to the brain. Monounsaturated fats are also found in avocados and nuts.
There are many myths about the dangers of coffee. But recent studies confirm that in moderation this drink does not affect the development of cardiovascular diseases and even has a positive effect on he alth. Scottish doctors, examining 10359 men and women, found that those who drink coffee regularly, cardiovascular disease is less common than those who do not drink it. After all, coffee contains not only caffeine, but also antioxidants that protect against premature aging. So coffee lovers can, in moderation, combine business with pleasure.
Wine from Champagne or Bordeaux, Cantal or Roquefort cheese from Rouergue, Bayonne ham, Provence olive oil - these products from France owe their unique properties to a certain region, culture and traditions. In Russia, too, there are products that we can be justly proud of: Vologda butter, Adyghe cheese, Mozhaisk milk, etc. But we still have much to strive for … At the Russian-French conference "Taste, Origin, Traditions …" in Moscow, they discussed a new approach to issues “he althy eating”: in France, for example, proven products are given official quality marks. This is not only a guarantee of safety, but also a sign of the high quality of the product.