Some experts consider the traditional Mediterranean diet to be one of the healthiest in the world. It's a dietary pattern that favors fruits and vegetables, monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, fish, beans, nuts, whole grains, and limited amounts of red wine and dairy. It can be a weight loss plan, if the foods that dominate the Mediterranean diet are eaten in moderation. Some experts say the diet may reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the Mediterranean diet, the primary foods in a Mediterranean diet, how to follow a Mediterranean diet, and much more.
Olives are fruits (not veggies!) high in iron and antioxidants. And make for a great antipasto.