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Mediterranean diet

[ med-i-tuh-rey-nee-uhn dahy-it ]

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of Mediterranean diet1

First recorded in 1925–30

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