The Mediterranean diet is recognized as one of the healthiest eating patterns. In contrast to a typical American diet, which tends to be higher in meat, fast food, sugary desserts and soda, a Mediterranean way of eating is plant-based, including fruits, vegetables, nuts such as pistachios, seeds, beans, and grains, with smaller amounts of fish, poultry, eggs, yogurt and cheese. There is an emphasis on seasonal, fresh, and locally grown foods, olive oil is the preferred main dietary fat over butter and margarine, fresh fruit is the recommended dessert, and wine in enjoyed in moderation, usually with meals.
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Health Institute RD at 8:00 AM