The Protein Factor
The most important criteria for a diet to be judged is based on how well it can provide protein to your body. And, the Mediterranean diet one is pretty good at that. So good even vegans can follow it, for the most part. In this diet, the main sources of proteins are legumes and fishes rather than meat. Lentils, beans, and chickpeas are a frequent part of this Mediterranean nourishment. These also stalk you up on antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.
The other source of protein in this diet comes from fishes – fatty fish like salmon, albacore tuna, sardines, and herring. These are considered must since they also lower the risk of heart diseases owing to their omega-3 fatty acid content. Seafood which is low in mercury such as pollock, shrimp, and catfish are also recommended. Other than this, dairy products discussed in the last slide are also a wonderful protein source.