Mediterranean diet is a way of eating that's based on the traditional foods and styles of eating from countries like Greece, Spain, and Italy.
It includes mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.
Foods high in saturated fats such as butter or lard are used sparingly or not at all.
Fish and poultry are eaten in place of red meat.
Cheese is consumed primarily in the form of fresh cheeses made from unpasteurized milk, and eggs.
Oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids include olive oil, canola oil, nut oils, soybean oil and safflower oil.
Red wine (in moderation) is the preferred drink for people following this type of diet.
Alcoholic beverages are typically limited to one glass per day for women and two glasses per day for men.
Mediterranean diet includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.
Olive oil is the main source of fat, and fish and poultry are typically eaten in small amounts.
Red meat is consumed only occasionally.
If you have specific health conditions, it’s important to talk with your doctor before starting a new diet plan.