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Mediterranean diet

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The Mediterranean Diet: Pros and Cons

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Mediterranean Diet Fast Facts

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Fit Facts: Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean diet is a diet inspired by the eating habits of Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain in the 1940s and 1950s. The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products, moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of non-fish meat products.