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Mediterranean diet, with changes, benefits children


(CNN) - The Mediterranean diet, a regimen of natural foods, can be beneficial  for children if a few changes are made, nutrition experts say.  The diet is heavy in vegetables, fruit, unrefined grains and other foods that have been shown to improve the health of adults. It has been linked to benefits that include longer life and better bone and heart health.For adults, the diet calls for skim or low-fat dairy products. Pediatricians call for little ones to consume whole milk until age two.For adults, nuts are also included in the diet. but doctors say nuts could be a choking hazard for children under age four.The diet calls for a moderate amount of wine, which is illegal to consume until age 21 in the united states.Apart from that, signs are emerging that the mediterranean could be beneficial for children.

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