by Robert j.Matthews
Different eating habits contribute to the Mediterranean diet, but olive oil is a key component in all of them.
Extra-virgin olive oil has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties because it contains tocopherols, carotenoids, and polyphenols.
The Mediterranean diet focuses on using local and seasonal produce.
You can put dark leafy greens like kale, chard, beet greens, mustard greens, cassava leaves, and collard greens in frittatas, beans, and lentil soups.
Using aromatic herbs and spices can enhance the taste of your food without increasing salt or sugar.
These plant-based seasonings help reduce the need for extra salt and also provide antioxidants that promote good health.
Fish and shellfish are important for protein and healthy fats in the Mediterranean diet.
People like to eat fresh or canned fish that are rich in omega-3, like tuna, sardines, and salmon.