The Healthy Eating Plate, now in Greek

The Healthy Eating Plate is now available in Greek, olive_oilproviding another example of how to create a Mediterranean diet. There isn’t one specific Mediterranean diet, as there are multiple countries that border the Mediterranean Sea — each with its own foods, eating patterns, and lifestyles — but there are some similarities that help define a Mediterranean eating pattern. As described by a 2013 study (1), the traditional Mediterranean diet includes:

• High intake of olive oil (preferably extra virgin), nuts, vegetables, fruits & cereals
• Moderate intake of fish and poultry
• Low intake of dairy products, red meat, processed meats, and sweets
• Wine in moderation, consumed with meals

There may not be one “perfect” diet for everyone, but research shows that the Mediterranean diet can be a good model upon which to base your own dietary strategy as long as it incorporates healthy, high-quality foods. Besides the new Greek translation, The Healthy Eating Plate is also available in Bosnian, Croatian, and Spanish, providing even more great examples of what a Mediterranean Diet can look like.Mediterranean_map


1. Estruch, R., et al., Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean diet. N Engl J Med, 2013. 368(14): p. 1279-90.