Much has been written about the benefits and advantages of the so-called "Mediterranean Diet." But what is it really?
Mostly, it emphasizes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and the liberal use of olive oil. Saturated fats are minimal.
Among the fats that are known to be good for us are those from fatty cold-water fish, avocadoes, nuts, seeds, and olive oil. For some recent findings on the benefits of olive oil and a Mediterranean style diet, go here.