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The Mediterranean Diet: Pros, Cons, Nutritional Guide, And Meal Plans

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By Robert J. Matthews

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Red Wine and Dairy in Moderation

This means that women should drink one 5-ounce glass a day and guys should drink two. 

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There is some evidence that wine, especially red wine that is high in phytonutrients, is good for the heart, but the results are not clear.

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These give you protein, saturated fat, calcium, iron, vitamins A and D, and more.

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You don't have to measure your amounts on this diet, but remember that moderation is key.

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Sweets and Meat on Rare Occasions

On the Mediterranean diet, you should eat little meat and sweets. 

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Stay away from junk food and prepared foods that have a lot of salt, sugar, or saturated fat but not many nutrients.

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