The Mediterranean diet is known for its amazing health benefits and as a potential therapy for those with heart disease, diabetes and to prevent cognitive decline during ageing. The diet is more an eating pattern, not simply a prescribed meal plan. This pattern involves large amounts of vegetables (notably high in tomatoes) and fruit, wholegrains, some fish with little red meat. Mediterranean’s eat lots of unsaturated fats, mainly from plants, such as olive oil, nuts and avocado. They consume the occasional glass of red wine, enjoyed with close friends and loved ones. If you are interested in adopting a Mediterranean diet, talk to your dietitian.