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Best Foods To Eat On The Mediterranean Diet

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By Robert J. Matthews

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Pistachios

Pistachios are a plant-based source of fiber, good fats, and protein, all of which help us feel full.

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A lot of the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are thought to come from antioxidants, so it's important to eat foods that are high in these substances.

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Walnuts

Adding walnuts to almost any food will make it taste and feel better while also making you full.

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Plus, they have 2.5 grams of the important omega-3 ALA, which is a lot of them.

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Seafood

Foods that are high in fat, like salmon and other oily cold-water fish, are a natural source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. 

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There is evidence that eating these fats may help lower the chance of coronary heart disease and keep HDL "good" cholesterol levels high.

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Yogurt

The Mediterranean diet plan only offers two servings of milk and dairy, but some research shows that eating even more may be good for you on this diet.

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Eating this much led to less inflammation and a lower chance of atherosclerosis, she said.

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