Written by Lisa Malin
There is a lot to love about the Mediterranean Diet. Just this past year, U.S. News and World Report crowned it the “best diet” for overall health, slapping away popular, trendier diets such as Paleo and Keto. Take that, trendy diets! The Mediterranean Diet spits in the milk of your, er, milk.
The Mediterranean Diet is linked to heart health and longevity, and probably provides meaningful protection against diabetes, obesity, and possible dementia and some cancers. If you follow the diet, you are likely reaping health benefits, including a slimmer waistline.
If you’re not, you may be missing out. The Mediterranean Diet, more complex than meets the eye, is a lifestyle of eating patterns and daily habits of people living in the Mediterranean countries, particularly the olive growing regions of Greece and Italy.