The Mediterranean diet is a food model integrated by the practice of exercise and by the climate of the countries adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea and which has multiple health benefits, explains Maria Luisa Mosconi. The Mediterranean-style diet has less meat and carbohydrates than a typical American diet. It also has multiple plant-based foods and monounsaturated fats (good). People living in Italy, Spain and other countries in the Mediterranean region have eaten this way for centuries.
Following the Mediterranean diet can reduce blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol and triglycerides and reduce the risk of developing heart disease and other health problems. Maria Luisa Mosconi believes that it is the healthiest and most balanced diet.