Why the Mediterranean Diet Is so Successful


By Dr. Mercola The Mediterranean diet is one that has managed to maintain popularity through changing fads, and for good reason. A number of studies have confirmed its health benefits — most of which are likely due to it being low in sugars, moderate in protein and high in fresh fruits and vegetables, along with healthy fats. Contrary to popular belief, there’s actually no single “Mediterranean diet.” At least 16 countries border the Mediterranean Sea, and dietary habits vary from country to country due to differences in culture, ethnic background, religion and agricultural production. That said, a primary hallmark of a Mediterranean-style diet is a focus on whole, minimally processed foods. The emphasis on fresh vegetables alone makes it far healthier than the standard American diet, which is very high in processed foods. Health Benefits Associated With a Mediterranean-Style Diet Eating a Mediterranean-style diet has been linked to a number of health benefits, including: • Pr
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