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The diet includes fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains, plus a splash of flavorful olive oil and perhaps a glass of red wine.
Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet
The diet is abundant in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and olive oil.
It features fish and poultry—lean sources of protein—over red meat.
Red wine is consumed regularly but in moderate amounts.
The “best” diet is a theme: an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and plain water for thirst.
That can be with or without seafood; with or without dairy; with or without eggs; with or without some meat; high or low in total fat.