The Truth About The Mediterranean Diet

 

The Cretan diet that gave rise to the interest in the so-called Mediterranean diet was not high in fat, fish, feta, or Greek yogurt as advertised or implied by advertisers. It was high in bread, beans, potatoes, vegetables, and fruits and for adult men derived only ~7 percent of energy from all animal products. The commercialized mythical Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil and fish probably does not provide the health benefits of the Cretan diet.

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