Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet incorporates common-sense healthy eating with the cooking style of countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. There are different versions of eating plan, but they all have the following in common:

  • High consumption of plant-based food – fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
  • Fish and chicken are eaten at least twice a week
  • Little red meat is eaten – no more than a few times a month
  • Replace butter with olive oil – an important monounsaturated fat source – or other healthy fats
  • Use herbs and spices instead of salt
  • Drink red wine in moderation

People following the Mediterranean diet should also be committed to exercising on a regular basis.

Research has shown that the following the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as reduce incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

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