What exactly can and can’t I eat on a mediterranean diet?
The lines of this diet plan are blurred as there are differences in recommended foods between countries. When the mediterranean diet is looked at holistically, the food’s most common factors are more typically plant based rather than animal based with the exception of fish.
Try to consume these foods:
Eat plentifully, different types of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Potatoes, grains, fish and olive oil are also key components.
Eat within moderation, dairy such as cheese and yoghurt. Poultry and eggs can also be eaten some of the time.
Eat rarely, red meat is something that should not be eaten in large quantities.
Do not eat any processed foods or added sugar, for example refined oils or grains, beverages with sugar in.
See below for a little more information on foods to completely avoid.