Fact Check: There is a diet that focuses on health inside and out.
“A plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and other lean proteins, as well as healthy fat sources is the ideal diet," explained Carilion's Clinical Dietitian, Angela Charlton. "A Mediterranean-style regimen is one form of a plant-based diet that has stood the test of time as one the best diets for reducing your risk of many forms of chronic disease.”
The Mediterranean diet is abundant in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and olive oil. It features fish and poultry—lean sources of protein—over red meat, which contains more saturated fat. Research suggests that following a Mediterranean-style diet can help decrease your risk of: