The Mediterranean Diet is a heart-healthy way of eating. It is more of a lifestyle than an actual diet. It is about eating fresh seasonal foods that are prepared in a healthy Mediterranean style. Unlike a lot of American diets, the Mediterranean diet focuses less on red meat and more on seafood. Protein sources also include nuts and beans.
In addition to being heart-healthy, the Mediterranean diet also reduces your risk for stroke, certain cancers, Alzheimer's and helps control blood sugar.