The real Mediterranean diet
Ah, the famous Mediterranean diet – more lack of wisdom from the nutrition industry. According to them, the Mediterranean diet is low in fat, and loaded with grains. This misinformation was brought to you by Ancel Keys, a researcher well known for getting virtually everything wrong in his research.
For those of us who have visited the Mediterranean region, the traditional diets actually look something like this:
In Greece, the traditional diet is loaded with full-fat dairy. In Spain, it is loaded with raw cheeses, cured hams, butter, and whole eggs. In France they love bone broths, pates, butter and cheese. In Italy, the diet is very high in animal fats, organ meats are frequently consumed (brain, liver, spleen, tongue), along with raw seafood and red meat, cheese, cured hams, raw dairy, and pastured eggs.
Now, for another view of what Ancel Keys really “discovered” about the Mediterran ean Diet, see The Weston A. Price Foundation’s take on the matter, and draw your own conclusions.