Long before, Mediterranean diet has been noted to include foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins that are high on healthy fat content like olive oil and low in refined sugars and saturated fats. In their latest study, researchers have recently found that consuming such kind of diet may potentially induce an essential and nutritious balance that is believed to have the ability of improving medication adherence and mental health in patients with HIV-positive and Type 2 diabetes.
Mediterranean Diet For HIV Patients
According to reports revealed by Hindustan Times, in a span of six months, researchers have found that those people who have received healthy food and snacks have shown dramatic improvements in depression, the distress of having diabetes, diabetes self-management, trading off between food and healthcare as well as in terms of HIV medication adherence. In one of her statements, Kartika Palar, Assistant Professor at University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), U.S. has revealed that significant improvements were seen in food security and in outcomes related to all three mechanisms through which the team has hypothesized that food insecurity may affect HIV and diabetes health. Researchers have also highly emphasized that the Mediterranean diet allegedly fulfilled 100 percent of daily caloric requirements for people living with HIV and Type 2 diabetes.
The Mediterranean Diet Can Also Treat Or Reduce Symptoms Of Cancer And Depression Plus Boost Heart And Brain Health
Meanwhile, as per Smart Cooky, the study, which has been published in the Journal of Urban Health has also shown that patients who followed the Mediterranean diet had fewer symptoms of depression and were less likely to binge drink. Furthermore, it was found that for those living with HIV, adherence to antiretroviral therapy reportedly increased from 47 to 70 percent. And ultimately, experts said that having this sort of diet plan has also been noted to be heart-healthy, boosts brain power and has also been linked to reduced incidence of cancer.