The Mediterranean Diet is a great way to lose weight and improve overall health of an individual. It is a lifestyle component in Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Greece, Spain, Lebanon, Syria and Morocco.
The Mediterranean diet typically includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, pasta, legumes and nuts. These foods provide plenty of micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber that work together to protect against chronic disease.
This diet plan discourages the use of saturated fats and hydrogenated oils while cooking meals, which contribute to heart disease, and encourages using olive oil as the primary source of fat.
Unlike most diet plans, the Mediterranean diet allows for moderate consumption of wine, usually with meals.
Therefore, the Mediterranean diet has long been considered one of the healthiest diets on the planet.
Latest Publications and Research on Mediterranean DietDid the PREDIMED trial test a Mediterranean diet? - Published by PubMed
Mediterranean diet, lower iron stores and atrial fibrillation. - Published by PubMed
Mediterranean diet and colorectal cancer risk: results from a European cohort. - Published by PubMed
Influence of Mediterranean diet on asthma in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. - Published by PubMed
Dietary patterns in association with postpartum weight retention. - Published by PubMed