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Publisher description for Mediterranean Diet
Mediterranean Diet. The Mediterranean diet is not a specific diet program but a collection of eating habits that are traditionally followed by the people of the Mediterranean region. These are the basic characteristics: A high consumption of fruits, vegetables, potatoes, beans, nuts, seeds, bread and other cereals. Olive oil used for cooking and dressings. Low to moderate amounts of full fat cheese and yogurt. Moderate consumption of wine, usually with meals.Reliance on local, seasonal, fresh products.An active lifestyle.Total daily fat intake ranging from 25% to 35% of total calories ingested, with saturated fat no more than 7% of calories.