Definition of Mediterranean diet in English:

Mediterranean diet


  • 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’
    • ‘Olive oil is also a key component of the Mediterranean diet.’
    • ‘Last fall, a Harvard study pitted a typical low-calorie, low-fat diet against a low-calorie Mediterranean diet.’
    • ‘He's been a great advocate of the Mediterranean diet.’
    • ‘At Union Square Cafe, we've always taken our cue from the Mediterranean diet.’
    • ‘Epidemiologic data support the benefits of a Mediterranean diet in reducing cardiac risk.’
    • ‘"Al fresco dining has introduced a more Mediterranean diet," said Mr Southwell.’
    • ‘A staple of the highly touted "Mediterranean Diet," olive oil contains the potent antioxidants called polyphenols.’
    • ‘In all the hubbub over the Mediterranean diet, the foods of Turkey seem mysteriously underrepresented.’
    • ‘Also, in communities where long-standing Mediterranean diets have been shifting toward more Westernized food choices, the prevalence of obesity is on the rise.’
    • ‘Olive oil is the centerpiece of the Mediterranean diet - a regimen long associated with the reduced risk of illness, especially heart disease.’
    • ‘Adopting a mediterranean diet seems much more effective than statins in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.’
    • ‘A couple of weeks ago Minerva mentioned that walnuts made a Mediterranean diet even more healthy.’
    • ‘In countries where people still eat the traditional Mediterranean diet there's a lower incidence of heart disease.’
    • ‘Australian research into the Mediterranean diet has found that the way food is cooked can make a big difference.’
    • ‘We're told the Mediterranean diet is good for us, for what it does for our cardiovascular systems.’
    • ‘A good example of such a diet is the Mediterranean diet, where high energy olive oil is combined with low energy fibre rich vegetables.’
    • ‘You were so inspired by the Olympics that you decided to adopt 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.’
    • ‘According to one study, the risk of a fatal heart attack can be cut in half by switching to a Mediterranean diet.’