The Mediterranean diet is very healthy

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans make up a large portion of the diet.  

Fruits and Vegetable

While limiting red meat, the Mediterranean diet includes moderate amounts of eggs, poultry, dairy and fish for lean sources of protein. 

Moderate Amounts of Lean Protein

The focus is on whole foods over heavily processed items. Simple carbs like sugar-laden snacks, white bread, pastries.

Sugars and Simple Carb

There is a strong preference for relatively unprocessed ingredients that retain more natural vitamins and minerals critical to good health. 

Processed Whole Food

There is a strong preference for relatively unprocessed ingredients that retain more natural vitamins and minerals critical to good health. 

Processed Whole Food

This maximizes the beneficial protective compounds in foods. 

Processed Whole Food

They enjoy a bit of dairy, like yogurt and cheeses. Greek yogurt has probiotics for your gut.  

Yogurt and Cheeses 

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