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Ten Myths About the Mediterranean Diet

The diet can't be healthy because it contains so much fat.

People on the Mediterranean coast do eat more fat than is recommended in the United States, but that doesn’t mean their diet is considered high-fat. The average fat intake in the Mediterranean is about 35 percent of daily calories, and the average U.S. intake is 36 percent.

The key to Mediterranean diet is the type of fat consumed. Folks in the Mediterranean region eat more heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, such as those in olive oil and avocadoes, than they do saturated fats found in meats, butter, and dairy.

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