By Robert J. Matthews
Avocados aren't usually a part of the Mediterranean diet, but they go well with the healthy and tasty guidelines of the diet.
These foods aren't actually from the Mediterranean, but their mild taste and creamy texture make them go well with traditional Mediterranean foods.
Buckwheat is not related to wheat, despite its misleading name. It is a gluten-free pseudo-grain, but it is still thought of as a whole grain.
A lot of the time, they are given instead of rice or made into porridge.
On the Mediterranean Diet, there are no "bad" foods to pick from; all foods are welcome and encouraged.
But if we had to pick our favorites, they would be the berries.
Herbs and spices are an important part of the Mediterranean diet because they give food rich tastes and smells without adding too much salt or sodium.
They are good for you in many ways, like helping digestion and reducing inflammation.