Some aspects of the mediterranean diet

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Abstract

The Mediterranean region spans 3 continents and more than 15 countries connected by blue seas and magnificent terrain. The Mediterranean area is a world of its own and the Mediterranean lifestyle is a mix of cultures and cuisines. Recent medical research has shown that this cuisine is much better for our health than the typical American diet. While the preparation and seasonings vary from country to country, the people of the Mediterranean region all eat larger amounts of vegetables, fruits, beans, and grains; use olive oil as the main source of fat; and consume moderate amounts of protein, primarily from fish and poultry. By embracing the new trend towards healthier eating, we need to adopt the types of cooking which were developed several decades ago around the Mediterranean Sea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion
PublisherCRC Press
Pages217-229
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781420042542
ISBN (Print)084930038X, 9780849300387
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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    Hakim, I. A. (2000). Some aspects of the mediterranean diet. In Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion (pp. 217-229). CRC Press.