The Mediterranean diet is not a specific diet plan or diet program. Rather, it’s a collection of eating habits that are traditionally followed by the people of the Medierranean region. The Mediterranean diet has attracted interest due to the traditionally lower rates of diet-related disease (e.g. heart disease and cancer) within the region.
Mediterranean Diet – In a Nutshell
Heavily Dependent on Plant Foods
Low in Saturated Fat – Rich in Monounsaturated Fat
Low to Moderate Consumption of Dairy Products
Limited Consumption of Fish, Poultry and Red Meat
Moderate Consumption of Wine With Meals