The Anti-Inflammatory benefits overall. People with AutoImmune disases have been eating like this for years. People need to expand Mediterranean in their minds too - they tend to focus on Italy.
The forget about smelt sauteed in olive oil with a garlic tomato white wine reduction (Cassis, France does this well).
Olive tapenade with crudite.
I'll give props to this - funny - just did a blog post about the book - Mediterranean Diet (among other 'bibles' of mine) this morning.
Great news! Thanks for posting!
ETA - And let them argue. Take 10 antinflammatory (read mediterranean diet) Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferers and put us on the food pyramid for a week. Watch us bend and crinkle and ache. Put us back on Anti-Inflammatory - see us thrive.
When the sickest people thrive on diet as opposed to a shot that gives them cancer (enbrel) - sit up and take notice.