An interesting conclusion about the “Mediterranean Diet” from a study published in June 2017 suggests that the three most important things are, “loading up on fish and fruit, and cutting back on soft drinks.”

The researchers found that, "each one of these three choices was associated with a little more than 30% reduced odds of a person having an advanced, pre-cancerous colorectal lesion, compared to people who did not eat any of the Mediterranean Diet components.”

Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet components was defined by the researchers as, “consumption levels above the group median for fruits, vegetables and legumes, nuts and seeds, whole grains, fish and poultry and a high ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fatty acids, as well consumption below the median of red meat, alcohol, and soft drinks.”