The Mediterranean diet is not so popular in the Mediterranean as it used to be.
The diet is high fruit, veg, whole grains and olive oil. It has been commended for its ability to keep obesity, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease at bay.
As obesity increases in the USA, the Mediterranean diet is being forsaken for the Western, processed food, obesity-inducing diet.
Since early 2008, the Mediterranean diet has become very popular stateside, as the popularity of the Western diet has grown in the sixteen Mediterranean countries that made it world famous.
Even though the Mediterranean diet is without doubt one of the healthiest diets, it has received some criticism for being expensive.
The diet staples, that is, fresh produce, olive oil and fish are much more expensive than processed meats, carbohydrates and fats that are the Western staples.