The Mediterranean Diet is the set of eating habits strong> of the peoples of the basin of the Mediterranean strong>, which are consolidated in the centuries and remained almost unchanged until the economic boom of the ’50s.
This set of habits strong> consists mainly of abundant consumption of:
– Dried fruit
In addition, the characteristics of the Mediterranean Diet strong> include a moderate consumption of fish, poultry, dairy products and eggs. Consumption of red meat and wine is limited strong> compared to the diets of other areas of the world.
To ensure the intake of fat, between the peoples of the Mediterranean is widespread consumption of olive oil strong>, which contain top quality fat, less harmful than animals, and even healthy for the body .
Among the main characteristics of the Mediterranean diet include:
– Low levels of saturated fatty acids
– Carbohydrate and fiber wealth
– High in monounsaturated fatty acids (derived mainly from olive oil)