Mediterranean Diet Pyramid: a Pivot Role in Dilemma of Anti-Aging

  • Naureen Naeem
  • Saima Ahmad Home Economics Department, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqi Department of Biology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Mona Hassan Department of Chemistry, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Mediterranean diet, anti-aging, chronic disease prevention


Mediterranean diet reflects traditional dietary habits and foods of mediterrranean people, historically associated with good health.Mediterranean diet pyramid having the basis of dietary habits and food pattern more likely according to Crete, Greece and Italy, where life expectancy ratio among adults is greatest in the world. The diet is categorized by plentiful plant foods, fresh fruits as the usual daily dessert, olive oil as the major source of fat, dairy products particularly cheese and milk,fish and poultry in moderate to low amount, zero to four eggs consumed weekly with the consumption of red meats and wine in low amounts.All research studies included in this study emphasize on the fact that combinations of the foods in mediterrranean diet impart beneficial impact on the chronic disease prevention as well as their management primarily due to the nutraceutical nature of the ingredients rich in substances like omega 3 & 6, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and functional fibers likely to be effective in cardiovascular disease risk factors and biomarkers of metabolic syndrome.

Author Biography

Naureen Naeem

Home Economics Department, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan