How to incorporate the Mediterranean diet into Asian meals

Mediterranean chopped salad bowl with tuna.
Mediterranean chopped salad bowl with tuna.PHOTO: THE WASHINGTON POST

SINAGPORE - The recent Global Burden of Disease study which tracked the dietary habits of people in 195 countries put the spotlight on a diet of those from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including France, Greece, Italy and Spain.

The Mediterranean diet advocates for more vegetables, more whole grains, healthier oils, more fish and less red meat, less refined carbohydrates and less salt. It has been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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