Definition of Mediterranean diet in English:

Mediterranean diet

Syllabification: Med·i·ter·ra·ne·an di·et

noun

  • A diet of a type traditional in Mediterranean countries, characterized especially by a high consumption of vegetables and olive oil and moderate consumption of protein, and thought to confer health benefits: researchers found that people who eat a Mediterranean diet have lower odds of having a heart attack
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    • According to one study, the risk of a fatal heart attack can be cut in half by switching to a Mediterranean diet.
    • This week, researchers said elderly Europeans who ate a Mediterranean diet combined with a healthy lifestyle that included exercise had half the mortality rate of people in their age group who didn't.
    • In a study, eating a Mediterranean diet for three months was found to bring about a reduction in joint pain and inflammation.

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