Great Reuters Health story this morning about a peer-reviewed publication in the British Medical Journal about researchers who created a mathematical model for an ideal daily meal that could slash the odds of heart disease by 76%. It would require eating a meal containing wine, fish, dark chocolate, fruit and vegetables, garlic and almonds. The ingredients should be taken daily, apart from the fish which could be eaten four times a week, as part of a balanced diet. The wine and chocolate should be of course consumed in moderation. The scientists derived this meal as a non-pharmaceutical alternative to a Polypill, a combination of drugs taken in one dose to combat heart disease.
They said a separate report in the journal contained a menu devised by British chef Raymond Blanc: a three course dinner of watercress soup, grilled mackerel with winter root veg, chickpeas, toasted almonds and garlic, and chocolate mousse.
Sounds like a great prescription to me!