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A practical guide to the Mediterranean diet

March 21, 2019


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Kathy McManus
April 29, 2019

The PREDIMED screener score (an example of an operational definition of the Mediterranean Diet) uses: greater than or equal to 3 servings per day of fruits ; greater than or equal to 3 servings per week of legumes. It does not include an amount for breads, but does note : less than 2 servings per week of commercial bakery, cakes, biscuits or pastries.
The traditional Mediterranean Diet includes olive oil as the main culinary fat.

April 27, 2019

How much bean and cereal in grams dry per day?
How much fruit per day?
Is avocado equally to olive oil?

Thank you

Zorica Juranić
April 02, 2019

I think that garlic also is as a important constitient of mediterranean diet.

March 27, 2019

It is true I lost 10 pounds by eating only mediterranean diet in the past 3 months.

Susan Price
March 24, 2019

Do new potatoes have more or less sugar in them than russet potatoes?
Which ones are better for you?

March 22, 2019

I do Love Pasta

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