Ryan R. Fairall, PhD, CSCS, EP-C, CES
Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology Program Director
Over the last decade, the Mediterranean Diet has received significant attention, deservingly so, with Mediterranean countries having significantly lower rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than the United States. This diet promotes eating a mostly plant-based diet, healthy fats, seafood, poultry, eggs and dairy only 2-3 times a week, and sweets and red meat very sparingly (e.g., once a month), if at all. If more Americans adopted this style of eating, there would most likely be much less incidence of obesity, CVD (specifically coronary heart disease), and type II diabetes. So try it for a month and see how you feel.