By Robert J. Matthews
Pistachios are a plant-based source of fiber, good fats, and protein, all of which help us feel full.
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.
Adding walnuts to almost any food will make it taste and feel better while also making you full.
Plus, they have 2.5 grams of the important omega-3 ALA, which is a lot of them.
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.
There is evidence that eating these fats may help lower the chance of coronary heart disease and keep HDL "good" cholesterol levels high.
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.
Eating this much led to less inflammation and a lower chance of atherosclerosis, she said.