The Mediterranean Diet

No. 8 - Meats

Less meat and lean meats. The median consumption was about 4 ounces of meat per day. The rule of thumb is to eat red meat only about once a week. When you are choosing meats, look for leaner cuts that will have less saturated fats. Most recipes on the website use 4 ounces as a standard serving in a recipe whether it is beef, lamb, poultry or fish.

About Meats

Bacon, Canadian
Broil / Grill
Cooking Chicken and Poultry
Cuts of Beef
Fat in Beef
Fat in Chicken Breasts
Fat in Pork
Ham Types
Hanger Steak
Pork Tenderloin
Char-Grilling or Broiling Meat
Chicken Breasts, Fat in
Chicken Safety
Chicken Skin
Cooking Beef
Lamb, Lean Cuts of
Marbling of Meats and Tenderness
Marinate, as Flavor Enhancer
Pounding Meat
Red Meat, Cholesterol in
Resting Meat
Roasting, Less Fat
Pork, Fat Content
Portion Size
Slicing Steak

Mediterranean Diet Basics

The basics of the Mediterranean diet can be broken into 9 important areas of change for your health:

1. Vegetables

No. 1 - Vegetables This one’s pretty easy. It’s pretty much impossible to eat too many vegetables. Keep in mind…

2. Legumes

No. 2 - Legumes As with the wide variety of cabbages you can find in the market, there are lots…

3. Fruits & Nuts

No. 3 - Fruits and Nuts Fruit is the perfect snack. Sweet and satisfying, it’s important to keep your fridge…

4. Cereal Grains

No. 4 - Cereals and Grains Whole grains are really good for you. If you are used to "white" starches…

5. Fish

No. 5 - Fish More fish, less meat. Simple. A lot of people say that they don’t like fish. However,…

6. Oils

No. 6 - Oils and Fats In most studies on the Mediterranean Diet this is generally classified as olive oil.…

7. Dairy Products

No. 7 - Dairy The traditional Mediterranean diet doesn’t have dairy products as a major focus. When dairy is part…

8. Meats

No. 8 - Meats Less meat and lean meats. The median consumption was about 4 ounces of meat per day.…

9. Alcohol

No. 9 - Alcohol There is good evidence that moderate use of alcohol is good for you and this research…