A Mediterranean diet has been known to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and makes people healthier in general. In particular, it reduces the incidence of heart attacks by 30-40% and deaths from heart disease by 20%. It may be one reason why people living in the Mediterranean region have longer life expectancies than those living in other parts of the world. It is characterized by a pattern of eating that includes fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, olives and olive oil. Fish and dairy products are eaten in small amounts. Red meat is consumed rarely. The term 'Mediterranean' itself was introduced by Ancel Keys in the 1970s. The original designations were 'Mediterranean Cause', because this diet was being publicized as a preventative for cancer, and 'Mediterranean Life' as it promoted longevity. Over the years, these designations have been associated with many specifics such as "Mediterranean DASH", "MedDiet", and "High Fiber". Moreover, studies have revealed that the Mediterranean diet is also associated with higher cognitive function in older adults. A study published in 2007 by researchers at Harvard University showed that people who closely adhere to a Mediterranean diet (Modified Mediterranean Diet Score, i.e. MDS) have better cognitive function than people who do not adhere to a Med diet. This book covers Breakfast recipes Appetizers and snacks Main dish Vegetables and side dishes Soup and stew recipes And much more A Mediterranean style diet is one rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes and healthier fats like avocado. This type of diet has been found to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and much more. The Mediterranean Diet has been in the news extensively and is a subject of discussion on standard news networks. The Mediterranean Diet is often misrepresented as a fad diet, but it has been proven to have remarkable health benefits.