Mediterranean Diet Directory
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.
Diet and Depression
While science hasn't discovered a dietary cure for depression, research shows that eating nutrient-rich foods and getting sufficient amounts of vitamins and minerals may help your mood. Learn more from the experts at WebMD.
The Sonoma Diet Review: Phases, Foods, and More
Could the Sonoma Diet be right for you? Read more to find out.
Mediterranean Diet Review: Foods & Weight Loss Effectiveness
Find out if the Mediterranean Diet is healthy and how the diet plan works.
Cheater’s Diet Review: Foods and Effectiveness
The Cheater’s Diet suggests a normally healthy diet with "cheating" on weekends. Does this plan work? Find out from a WebMD expert.
All About Olive Oil
More and more people are cooking with olive oil, perhaps because Mediterranean cuisine is in vogue, or because of the oil's distinctive flavor, or its potential health benefits. How about all of the above?
The Da Vinci Health Code
Did Leonardo da Vinci know as much about health as he did about art?
Popular Diets of the World: The Italian Way With Food
When it comes to weight, it’s clear the Italians know something we don’t -- just 9% of Italians are obese, compared to 32% of Americans. Part of it is what they eat.
Italian Diet Secrets
How do the Italians manage to enjoy delectable Mediterranean foods, yet maintain healthy weights?