The Mediterranean diet has been widely recognized for having vast health benefits. The diet focuses on high consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, unsaturated fat, and lower consumption of sodium, saturated fats, refined grains, and added sugars.
Following a Mediterranean-style diet can assist individuals in meeting their government nutritional recommendations. It helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Example foods: Fish and seafood, vegetables, root vegetables, fruit, berries, legumes, whole grains, olive oil, nuts, seeds, and grains.
Keep to a minimum/moderation: red meat, added sugars, refined grains, and certain dairy products (cheeses).