8 Mediterranean Super Ingredients

The Mediterranean diet is often used as an example of healthy eating. But what is it about the ingredients that makes them so healthy? ABC News took a look at the question.

Nuts

One aspect of the Mediterranean diet that is a strong contributor to its success is the presence of nuts. Nuts like almonds and walnuts offer a wealth of nutrients.

Pulses (Beans)

Beans are likely significant contributors to the success of the Mediterranean regimen. They have some protein, lots of fiber source, iron and a ton of other nutrients.

Vegetables

Additional helpings of fruit and vegetables lead to a healthier diet. The vegetable-heavy offerings of the Mediterranean diet are responsible for much of its positive health effects.

To take a look at ABC News’ thoughts on the rest of the Mediterranean diet, click on the link below.

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