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New Year, New You? Why Many Experts Are Recommending The Mediterranean Diet in 2019

The Mediterranean Diet
Mayo Clinic, Pixabay Creative Commons

Trying to eat healthy this year, but not sure where to start? On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR’s Karel Vega take a look at the Mediterranean diet.

Many of us have heard about food diets: Keto, Atkins, The Whole 30 Diets etc. But these diets focus on cutting foods out of your system.


On the contrary, the Mediterranean diet aims to help individuals moderate their food intake and it becomes more of a lifestyle.


It emphasizes fruits, veggies, olive oil and red wine, but it doesn't cut out any foods; it just suggests to eat less red meats and fatty foods.


The Mayo Clinic has more information about the Mediterranean diet here.

Karel Vega served as radio news managing editor at WKAR from 2020 to 2023.
Serving Up Science host Sheril Kirshenbaum is a history buff, science writer, and curious foodie.
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