Every few years, a study is published, showing the superiority of the Mediterranean diet. We have all heard about the French paradox: heavy consumption of wine and cheese and yet they have a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease than Americans.
Because elements of the Mediterranean can benefit Americans (although the hype makes me roll my eyes sometimes), I’ve created a 3 part series on it. Please read both A Forgotten Superfood at the Heart of the Mediterranean Diet and 3 Tips for Keeping Olive Oil Fresh, Healthy & Delicious (being released next week!).
Many myths exist about the Mediterranean diet.
The Mediterranean diet can be defined in one book or country. First of all, there is no one traditional Mediterranean diet. The countries that ring the Mediterranean include Turkey, Greece and Spain as well as France and Italy. The Mediterranean diets vary [...]