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The Mediterranean diet is inspired by the dietary patterns of Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain and calls for high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables. Additionally, the diet permits high to moderate consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products and wine and low consumption of non-fish meat. Photo by Africa Studio/Shutterstock
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The Mediterranean diet is a modern nutritional recommendation originally inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain.[1] The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of non-fish meat and non-fish meat products.[2]

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