Mediterranean Diets: A Healthy Choice for You?

Picture of a Mediterranean Salad
Mediterranean style salad with olive oil dressing

Looking for a style of eating that is flavorful, healthy and likely to help you maintain a healthy weight?  Then you may want to consider going Mediterranean!

Eating Mediterranean style typically involves building most of your meals out of high anti-oxidant fruits and vegetables, healthy whole grains, fish, nuts, olive oil, flavorful herbs and spices, and sometimes red wine, though not to excess. Limited amounts of lean red meat, cheese, yogurt and eggs also can fit into this style of eating. 

In addition to tasting great, this diet may help you live longer and offer some protection from serious diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Parkinson’s and cardiovascular disease.

SAYS WHO?  That’s a great question, and one you should always ask when looking at health information on the internet. Much of the health advice available online is inaccurate and sometimes even downright dangerous. You should always demand solid research-based evidence before swallowing any health advice from the net.

We based the above article on an evidence-based “healthy-email” published by the healthy Spartans over at Health4U.  Check out the entire text of that e-mail at  to learn more about Mediterranean eating, the research evidence that supports it and useful tips for integrating these types of food into your diet successfully.

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