From reducing chronic pain to preventing some types of cancer, learn the many health benefits associated with this diet.It's no mystery that the Mediterranean diet is one of the best ways to eat. It's rich in all the things you already know are good for you but that you probably don't get enough of in traditional Western diets: fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, lean proteins like fish, olive oil, red wine. We here at From The Grapevine have been singing its praises for years. So we thought it was only right that we would pull together lots of what we know about this lifestyle to ensure you're as informed as possible about what you're eating (or what you're not). That said, here are seven intriguing facts about the Mediterranean diet that could go a very long way toward a life of good health.