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What is Your Mediterranean Diet Score?

I have been writing for a long time about the Mediterranean diet and how easy and healthy this is. The recipes on the Dr. Gourmet web site use these principles and translate them to dishes and menus that are familiar to you. I have talked about the 9 areas that have been used in research and what this can mean for you.

But how much? What makes up a score?

One of the first really large studies to look at this determined a threshold based on consumption in population of over 22,000 Greeks. The following quiz is based on those thresholds and you can calculate your own diet score based on these amounts.

It’s pretty simple. The scores are based on a 1,500 calorie per day diet for women and 2,000 calories for men. So if you are a woman and consume more than 9 ounces of veggies per day (on average), you score one point. Eat less than that on the average and you get zero. The best score is a 9 and the worst a zero.

Let’s get started with 1. Vegetables »