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Mediterranean diet

[ med-i-tuh-rey-nee-uhn dahy-it ]
/ ˌmɛd ɪ təˈreɪ ni ən ˈdaɪ ɪt /
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noun
a diet traditionally followed in Greece, Spain, southern Italy and France, and parts of the Middle East, with emphasis on fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seafood, and olive oil: A study showed that people who ate a Mediterranean diet had a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease than people following a low-fat diet.
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Origin of Mediterranean diet

First recorded in 1925–30
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