In Hollywood, fad diets come and go at an alarming rate. But the Mediterranean diet has stood the test of time, keeping your favorite celebrities healthy and happy for decades. The meal plan, inspired by cuisine from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, promotes eating an array of healthy fats, fruits, veggies, and whole grains. (And olive oil, because you can’t have Mediterranean cuisine without putting olive oil on everything.)
But good-tasting food is just the beginning. Some of the diet’s health-promoting properties are why celebs like Brooke Burke swear by it. Dying to know more? Here’s why Hollywood celebrities find the Mediterranean diet irresistible.
The Mediterranean diet includes amazing food, but is healthy
Remember back in 2011 when actress Penelope Cruz became stunningly svelte mere months after having a baby? She credited the Mediterranean diet with getting her into amazing shape. “My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food,” Cruz told the Daily Mirror. “I eat well but I try to eat healthily.”
The wide variety of foods in the diet’s pyramid allow for a variety of meals that are both delicious and nutritious. And tasty Spanish dishes like gazpacho and seafood paella fit into the diet’s parameters. It’s no wonder Cruz is such a big fan.