Monday, April 9, 2012

Ingredients in the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is made up of an abundance of fruits and vegetables, along with legumes and fish.

Poultry, cheese, yogurt, milk and eggs are included, but in smaller amounts.

White meat is eaten sparingly, and red meat even less often.

Olive oil is perhaps the most defining ingredient of the diet. It is consumed in almost every Mediterranean meal along with red wine.

Saturated fats, refined carbohydrates and highly processed foods are generally avoided.