'Over the past two decades an abundance of studies have verified that the Mediterranean diet can help with weight loss, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, prevent heart attacks, metabolic syndrome, strokes, type 2 diabetes and can increase longevity. In fact, the most recent studies have highlighted the following Mediterranean Diet health benefits:
1) Women who follow the Mediterranean diet are likely to increase their lifespan and have better health during middle-age.
2) Improved brain and cognitive function
3) Reduced cardiovascular risk
A key aspect of the Mediterranean diet that’s often overlooked by Americans is the fact that’s it’s an all-encompassing lifestyle and not just about food choices.'