What is the Mediterranean Diet? | Healthy Diet Series

The Mediterranean diet is the first video to start off our "Healthy Diets Series". Here we'll share what the "Med diet" is and what it’s proposed to be good for. Plus, a bit about its origins and history.

We made timestamps of the main chapters of this vid if you want to jump to a specific section. Enjoy and stay tuned for others in our list of top healthy diets! (See below also for our specific Mediterranean Diet Food List)

Video Chapter Timestamps
00:42 What is the Mediterranean Diet?
01:41 5 Advantages of the Mediterranean Diet
03:52 What is the Mediterranean Diet Good For?
04:53 History of the Mediterranean Diet
06:18 Precautions

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Additional Sourced Info
Seven Countries Study: https://rb.gy/njt6jc
A Multivariate Analysis of Death and Coronary Heart Disease: https://rb.gy/nnrmuo
Mediterranean Diet and Prevention of Chronic Diseases: https://rb.gy/bfacjv
The Mediterranean diet: science and practice: https://rb.gy/4jo2f8
Resilience in Elders of the Sardinian Blue Zone: An Explorative Study: https://rb.gy/thuaxg
Is the Sardinian Blue Zone the New Shangri-La for mental health?: https://rb.gy/jarvwf
Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet: https://rb.gy/9csltw
Invited Commentary: 30-Year Perspective on the Seven Countries Study: https://rb.gy/hhwc3s
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy by M.D. Walter C. Willett

Mediterranean Diet Food List

FRUITS like figs, olives, tomatoes, avocados, pomegranates, citrus, stone fruits, melon, grapes and apples.
GRAINS like barley, couscous, oatmeal, polenta, whole wheat pasta and brown rice.
LEGUMES like lentils, garbanzo beans, white beans, red kidney beans and adzuki beans.
VEGETABLES like bell pepper, asparagus, zucchini, radish, carrots, celery, leafy greens, eggplant, cruciferous vegetables, potatoes and Allium vegetables such as onions and garlic.
FISH and SEAFOOD like salmon, cod, clams, shrimp and scallops.
AROMATIC HERBS like rosemary, parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, tarragon and sage.
NUTS and SEEDS like walnuts, almonds, pistachios, pine nuts pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
EGGS and DAIRY products like cheese and yogurt are consumed in small amounts.

All information in this video is for educational purposes only and is the personal view of the authors; not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or prescription. This content has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to cure or prevent any disease.

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