6 Nut and Seed Varieties Popular in the Mediterranean Diet
11 Effective Ways to Give Your Life a Mediterranean Boost
Ten Tips for Getting More Plant-Based Foods in Your Diet

What Is the Mediterranean Diet?

Limit red meat.

Red meat used to be a luxury item in rural parts of the Mediterranean, so folks there ate it less frequently. Even though it’s now more accessible to the average Joe, the serving limits have stuck over the years.

Beef is only served once or twice a month in the Mediterranean rather than several times a week like in many U.S. kitchens. And when it does hit the table, it’s usually as a small (two- to three-ounce) side dish rather than an eight-plus-ounce entree. This habit helps ensure a reasonable intake of saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share

Recommends

Promoted Stories From Around The Web

blog comments powered by Disqus
Appetizer and Dessert Recipes for a Mediterranean Diet
The 5 Types of Sealife Central to the Mediterranean Diet
A Taste of the Mediterranean: Top 10 Herbs and Spices
The Top 5 Mediterranean Fruits
Lunch or Dinner Entrees on the Mediterranean Diet