February 25, 2013
Mediterranean Diet Still Better Than Other Diets

Lots of other diets have conflicting studies that leave people baffled. But one winner continues to stand out. The Mediterranean diet is still the golden standard (that's golden olive oil) by which other diets are measured. Get most of your fat calories from olive oil and nuts. Eat less red meat. Avoid refined grains. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. You can cut your stroke and heart disease risk by almost a third. Probably more if you follow the diet for longer than the latest study.

I keep a bottle of olive oil out on my kitchen counter so I'll pour it on stuff. I keep bottles of olives in the fridge too and use them as spicing on foods.

The more sugar and simple carbos you eat the greater your risk of type II diabetes. So instead eat veggies with olive oil poured on them.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2013 February 25 09:40 PM 

JayMan said at February 26, 2013 7:49 AM:

It's better for Spaniards, at least.

Anonymous said at February 26, 2013 8:41 AM:

Book "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes writes about a research that pitted a number of different diets against each other. Atkins delivered better results than Mediterranean, Zone, and some others. All depends on what you are trying to achieve.

Randall Parker said at February 26, 2013 8:56 PM:


If you post again as Anonymous I'll delete the post.

Taubes and Atkins: But I'm not fat.

destructure said at March 1, 2013 5:26 AM:

Pardon the self-promotion as that's not my intent. But I wrote a pretty good diet post a few months ago you might find useful. It discusses good vs bad fats and carbs in relation to the Mediterranean diet.


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