Why is the Mediterranean diet so healthy?

mediterranean_diet_thumbA typical Mediterranean diet includes lots of vegetables, fruits, beans, grains and grain products. It also contains moderate amounts of fish, white meat, and some dairy produce.

The combination of all these elements brings health benefits, but one of the key aspects is the inclusion of healthy fats. Olive oil is most commonly associated with the Mediterranean diet but healthy fats are also present in nuts, seeds, and oily fish.

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Activities:

  1. Name some of the health benefits associated with the Mediterranean Diet.
  2. Spain is one of the main producers of olive oil in the world. What are the main benefits of olive oil?
  3. Create a list of all elements of a Mediterranean Diet according to the article.

 

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