The Mediterranean Prescription: New take on an old favorite – The Washington Post

Close-up of tomatoes in a bowlWho doesn’t want delicious food together with good health? Sounds like a winner to me!

The Mediterranean diet is a veteran of the diet scene and not quite as trendy or weight-loss-focused as some of its siblings. But it’s a perennial favorite of doctors and dietitians, buoyed by studies that suggest it can lower the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In “The Mediterranean Prescription” by physician Angelo Acquista, the heart-friendly diet gets a weight-loss makeover: The book starts readers off with a two-week introduction to the diet designed to encourage weight loss, then transitions to meal plans geared toward long-term weight maintenance and optimal health.

via The truth about gluten-free, paleo and other diet books – The Washington Post.