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.
Mediterranean Diet Review: Foods & Weight Loss Effectiveness
Find out if the Mediterranean Diet is healthy and how the diet plan works.
The Sonoma Diet Review: Phases, Foods, and More
Could the Sonoma Diet be right for you? Read more to find out.
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.
Best and Worst Italian Dishes for Your Health in Pictures
There are plenty of healthy meals in Italian cuisine, but also some high-fat and high-carb dishes that you might want to save for special treats. Find out how to choose wisely and see pictures of the best and worst Italian food for your health.
Why You Should Eat More Olives
Olives are fruits (not veggies!) high in iron and antioxidants. And make for a great antipasto.
Italian Diet Secrets
How do the Italians manage to enjoy delectable Mediterranean foods, yet maintain healthy weights?
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.