How to Follow the Mediterranean Diet With a Turkish Twist

Use extra virgin olive oil as your main fat. Turkish cuisine values olive oil, so sprinkle it on salads, vegetables, and cereals.

Emphasize Olive Oil

Vegetables dominate Turkish cuisine. Include colorful veggies like tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and zucchini in your diet.

 Incorporate Plenty of Vegetables

Choose fish, poultry, and lentils for protein. Delicious grilled fish and bean meals like "kisir" (bulgur salad with herbs and spices) are typical Turkish cuisine.

 Include Lean Protein

 Include bulgur, quinoa, and whole wheat bread. Pilaf with healthy grains from Turkey is wonderful.

Enjoy Whole Grains

 Include lentils, chickpeas, and beans in your diet. Turkish cuisine includes nutritious legume-based meals such as "mercimek çorbası" (red lentil soup) and "kuru fasulye" (white bean stew).

Eat More Legumes

Include yogurt and cheese in moderation. Salads in Turkey commonly feature yogurt-based "cacik" and feta cheese.

Include Dairy in Moderation