- Based on eating fresh foods that are nutrient-rich and low on fat.
- Examples of recommended foods include whole grains, legumes, avocado and olive oils, leafy greens, and seafood/fish.
- Lifestyle diet and not set a strict diet
- Not conceived for weight loss but it can be an added benefit
- Highly studied and shows benefits such as the lower risk of major cardiovascular events
- Very limited intake of meat, sweets, and processed food