What is the Mediterranean diet and is it healthy?

Susan S. Johnson

For the fifth year straight, the experts selected the Mediterranean diet as the best out there.

“There isn’t ‘a’ Mediterranean diet,” U.S. News wrote. “Greeks eat differently from Italians, who eat differently from the French and Spanish. But they share many of the same principles. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health and the World Health Organization, Oldways, a nonprofit food think tank in Boston, developed a consumer-friendly Mediterranean diet pyramid that offers guidelines on how to fill your plate — and maybe wineglass — the Mediterranean way.”

Pros: It’s nutritionally sound and includes diverse foods and flavors.

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