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How to Eat Like, and Live as Long as, a Mediterranean

Your big, low-fat, Greek diet: Study shows what parts of the Mediterranean diet are the healthiest.

How to Eat Like, and Live as Long as, a Mediterranean

Tree of life: Olives are a major reason the so-called Mediterranean diet is so healthy, according to new research.

RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—It’s all about the olive oil, vegetables, and wine, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. The study, which followed Greek men and women for about 9 years, found that people who had a higher compliance with the standard Mediterranean diet (lots of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, and olive oil, and less meat and dairy) were more likely to outlive those on a more Westernized diet. Ironically for an eating style named after a sea, the biggest impact on longevity wasn’t boosting fish intake; it was moderating alcohol consumption and increasing intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and olive oil.

Now that summer is in full swing and Mediterranean foods are finally appearing at farmer’s markets across the country, you should give the diet a try. Here’s a day’s worth of recipes to get you started.


Published on: June 29, 2009

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We get too much animal protein in the western diet which causes a shorter life span. Read the China Study published in 2007. It is the largest human study of its kind linking specific diets and deaths over a number of years.


Eat more fish! That's plenty of protein.


If you will check the nutrients for the vegetables, nut, avacados, you will find they each come packed with its own little protein bundle. We recently became raw foodists for our health, and I, too, was concerned about protein. But we get plenly. Health has a wonderful program called Calorie Count which will give you the entire breakdown for each food. I have kept track of daily menus. We run between 40-45 grams of protein without any meat, dairy or grains.

the sample mediterranean diet

Seems awfully low on protein. Veggies are all very good, bu the body requires protein.

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