Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Updated

An international group of scientific experts has updated the 15-year-old Mediterranean Diet Pyramid to emphasize the central role of foods from plant sources as the core of healthy eating.

BOSTON — An international group of scientific experts has updated the 15-year-old Mediterranean Diet Pyramid to emphasize the central role of foods from plant sources as the core of healthy eating.

Among the changes: the addition of “mostly whole” to the longstanding recommendation of grains; the addition of herbs and spices to reflect new research on their health benefits as well as their dominant role in Mediterranean flavor profiles; and the recommendation for eating fish at least

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