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MEDITERRANEAN DIET OVERVIEW
Goal: Weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control
Resembles these U.S. News-rated diets: Vegetarian Diet, DASH Diet, Mayo Diet, Clinic Diet
The claim of this diet is that you will lose weight, keep it off, and avoid a host of chronic diseases.
It’s generally accepted that the folks in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea live longer and suffer less than most Americans from cancer and cardiovascular ailments. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control, and a diet low in red meat, sugar, and saturated fat and high in produce, nuts, and other healthful foods.