The Mediterranean diet, with its emphasis on plant-based foods and healthy fats, has long won praise as a healthy way to eat.

In a recent review of modern diets, the Harvard School of Public Health summed up the findings of several large studies:  “Research supports the use of the Mediterranean diet as a healthy eating pattern for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, increasing lifespan, and healthy aging. When used in conjunction with caloric restriction, the diet may also support healthy weight loss.”

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