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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is one of the few diets that have been shown to improve survival and outcomes in patients with heart disease. It is also one of the few that is very palatable, and thus giving better compliance.

The basics of the Mediterranean Diet are:
  • Eat more fish, less meat
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Eat and drink fewer dairy products
  • Whole grains, nuts, no processed grains
  • You MUST have fruit every day
  • All butter and margarine to be replaced by olive oil and canola oil

Examples of Canola Oil Margarines:

Canola Harvest

Canoleo

Old World Canola Margarine (K)

References:
Best of Sicily
The Diet Channel - Mediterranean Diet
European Food Information Council
Women's Heart Foundation - Mediterranean Diet