Olives

The Mediterranean diet gets most of its fat from olive oil, and most of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated. A high ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fat is considered an intrinsic element of the traditional Mediterranean diet -- and evidence shows that it's good for people's health.

( Al Seib / Los Angeles Times )

The Mediterranean diet gets most of its fat from olive oil, and most of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated. A high ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fat is considered an intrinsic element of the traditional Mediterranean diet -- and evidence shows that it's good for people's health.

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