You may have already heard that U.S. News and World Report has once again named the Mediterranean Diet #1 in Best Diets Overall. In fact, the Mediterranean Diet also ranked: #1 Easiest Diet to Follow, #1 Healthy Eating Diet, #1 Best Diabetes Diet, #1 Best Plant-Based Diet.
So, what has the Mediterranean Diet got to do with whole grains? A lot actually! Whole grains are one of the key elements of the traditional Mediterranean Diet, which also includes lots of vegetables, fruits, herbs, seafood, olive oil, and beans. While many Mediterranean whole grains are wheat-based – including bulgur, freekeh, farro, spelt, whole wheat couscous, and whole wheat breads and pastas – barley, brown rice, and oats are widely eaten throughout this region as well.