Health experts say it’s no joke to ask for help.
Dr. Stephen Hsu, a medical dietitian in Boston, said he’s seen the effect of the Mediterranean diet on patients who have had serious illnesses.
Hsu said he has seen patients who are struggling with heart attacks, strokes, arthritis and other serious health conditions that would be difficult to manage on their own.
He said they are often referred to his practice as the “food pyramid.”
He said he sees patients coming in with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and some cancers.
He also sees patients with arthritis and kidney problems, and other chronic conditions that often require more extensive medical care.
Huse said he believes many of these patients will benefit from a Mediterranean-style diet, but it’s up to them to decide if it’s right for them.
Haseem Abbas, who has diabetes, says a Mediterranean plan would be a welcome change.
“If we were to just eat what we need, I would be happier.
It’s not a bad diet at all,” he said.”
You can still get a lot of nutrients and it’s a whole lot more nutritious.
It will get you through a lot worse situations.”
Abbas, a retired teacher, has been following a Mediterranean lifestyle for more than 15 years.
Abbas said he is now healthier and more productive than ever, but he worries that the diet may not be right for everyone.
“I’ve noticed a few things, like it’s not as good for my cholesterol, it’s lower in fiber, and the cholesterol is high,” Abbas said.
The “food plan” is based on a Mediterranean definition of a healthy diet that includes foods rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, low in saturated fats, low sodium, and plenty of fiber.
In recent years, the popularity of the diet has surged in the United States.
The popularity of Mediterranean-diet programs has increased as Americans have become more conscious of their weight.
The American Dietetic Association recommends a daily intake of no more than 1,000 to 1,200 calories per day for people over 50.