By Jamie Leach
High consumption of plant-based foods and healthful fats reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A plant-based diet that emphasizes whole foods is inherently lower in calories and higher in fiber, which can help with weight loss.
Certain cancers may be prevented by the profusion of antioxidants and phytochemicals in food made from plants.
The Green Mediterranean Diet's high fiber content promotes a healthy intestinal microbiome, which has been linked to numerous health factors, including digestion and immunity.
Following a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with increased longevity and a decreased risk of age-related diseases.
The emphasis on whole cereals, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins in the diet can help stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.