The Mediterranean Diet takes its name from the region of the world it was discovered. It is considered one of the healthiest diets in the world. The diet consists of foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, herbs, spices, nuts, and healthy fats such as olive oil. Nonstarchy vegetables are the main focus of this diet, used with generous amounts of olive oil. People in the Mediterranean area generally are found to be healthier than other parts of the world. They tend to be more active, which certainly helps their longevity.