Mediterranean diet

noun

: a diet typical of many Mediterranean countries (such as Italy and Spain) that consists mainly of cereals, grains, vegetables, beans, fruits, and nuts along with moderate amounts of fish, cheese, olive oil, and wine and little red meat
The Mediterranean diet is a veteran of the diet scene and not quite as trendy or weight-loss-focused as some of its siblings. But it's a perennial favorite of doctors and dietitians, buoyed by studies that suggest it can lower the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.Gisela Telis

Examples of Mediterranean diet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Mediterranean diet is anti-inflammatory.26 All foods listed above that are good for an enlarged prostate can be included in an anti-inflammatory diet. Jamin Brahmbhatt, Verywell Health, 3 July 2024 This salty, slightly acidic cheese is a staple in Mediterranean diets and is featured in nutritious recipes like Greek salad and pasta dishes. Jillian Kubala, Health, 1 July 2024 The study followed 22,000 overweight or obese adults on 14 of the most popular diets including the Atkins diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and the Mediterranean diet, for an average of six months. Mary Walrath-Holdridge, USA TODAY, 1 Jan. 2024 The study authors showed that the risk of death from any cause drops by 4% to 7% for each one-point increment in the Mediterranean diet score. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for Mediterranean diet 

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Mediterranean diet was in 1928

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“Mediterranean diet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mediterranean%20diet. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

Mediterranean diet

noun
: a diet typical of many Mediterranean countries (as Italy and Spain) that consists mainly of cereals, grains, vegetables, beans, fruits, and nuts along with moderate amounts of fish, cheese, olive oil, and wine and little red meat
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