TFTag: healthy food items list
TFTag: healthy food items list

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Healthy Food

Food List, Meal Plan And More – Forbes Health

Luckily, Mediterranean diet foods aren’t unusual or hard to find, but they are fresh. “Because it’s based on fresh and lightly processed plant foods, the Mediterranean diet is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which are protective plant compounds,” says Ward. Below is a list of Mediterranean diet-approved foods and how they can benefit your health.

Vegetables and Fruit

Eating plenty of vegetables can help prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a 2017 article in the journal Nutrients. And a diet that relies on vegetables and fruit can prevent some cancers, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Legumes and Whole Grains

Legumes (or all kinds of beans, including lentils) help regulate blood sugar and may have anti-cancer effects. They also provide protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron and other nutrients. Meanwhile, whole grains are also rich in fiber and contain minerals and phytochemicals, and lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Olive Oil and Nuts

The Mediterranean diet relies heavily on extra-virgin olive oil, an unsaturated fat source proven to help lower the chance of stroke and heart attack and reduce blood pressure.

Nuts are nutritional powerhouses, packed with unsaturated