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Mediterranean Diet

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is a Mediterranean diet?

A Mediterranean diet is a meal plan that includes foods that are commonly eaten in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. This meal plan may provide several health benefits. These include losing or maintaining weight, and decreasing blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. It may also help protect against certain health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer disease. Work with a dietitian to develop a meal plan that is right for you.

What foods are included in the Mediterranean diet?

What else do I need to know if I follow the Mediterranean diet?

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