For many years now the Mediterranean Diet Plan has continually been touted as a “lifestyle” to adopt, rather than a “diet’ to go on and off of. Incorporating fresh, healthy choices with delicious meal options makes this eating plan a top pick for doctors and nutritionists. Meals incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables in-season, but frozen works just as well. Foods do not focus on salts, sugars, and processed foods, but rather, wholesome whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, nuts and seeds, and of course, liberal amounts of produce. The National Institutes of Health www.nim.nih.gov says this way of eating may lower blood fats and sugar levels, and lower your risk of heart disease. It may be beneficial in combating other diseases as well, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.