Mediterranean diet stamp from Tunisia

March 26th, 2014

The post of Tunisia issued a stamp dedicated to Mediterranean diet.

The Mediterranean diet is a modern nutritional recommendation inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Greece, Spain, Portugal and Southern Italy. The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of meat and meat products.

The stamp features traditional key components of the Mediterranean diet:

  • Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts;

  • Replacing butter with healthy fats, such as olive oil;

  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods;

  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month;

  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week.