Ten Myths About the Mediterranean Diet
The health benefits are all about the diet.
Diet (that is, a way of eating) is a key contributor to the health benefits prominent in certain regions of the Mediterranean coast, but it isn’t the only contributor. Physical activity, stress management, rest and play, and proper vitamin D levels from ample sunshine are also important components.
A combination of all these factors is likely what results in the health benefits seen by researchers. After all, eating a healthy diet, getting physical activity, and managing your stress are still the most common recommendations for engaging in any healthy lifestyle.