Healthy Food The Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle and eating guide based on dietary patterns of people living in the Mediterranean basin including Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Greece, Turkey and Israel.

In 1960, American scientist Ancel B. Keys observed that the diet in these regions has similar characteristics and shares common foods despite the fact that their cultural food preferences, flavor and cooking methods are quite different.

These common dietary denominators include a daily consumption of fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, cereals, olive oil, cheese and yogurt, a weekly consumption of fish, poultry and eggs and a monthly consumption of red meat and sausages.

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