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Table 3 Average number of servings consumed during the Mediterranean diet phase, by energy levela

From: Older Australians can adhere to a traditional Mediterranean style diet over two weeks: a pilot dietary intervention study

Food Serving size Habitual diet average (n = 10) Energy level 1 (n = 4) Energy level 2 (n = 3) Energy level 3 (n = 2)
Olive oil 18 ml (1 Tb) 0.1 1.7 2.6 0.5
Fruit 150 g fresh 40 g dried 0.9 2.6 2.4 1.6
Vegetables 75 g raw or cooked 1.9 3.3 4.4 1.6
Potatoes 75 g (1 small) 0.8 1.3 0.4 0.9
Breads and cereals 35 g bread (1 slice) 75 g pasta (1/2 cup) 2.1 1.9 3.3 4.3
Yoghurt 150-200 g 0.8 1.2 2.0 1.2
Cheese 40 g 0.5 1.1 1.0 0.5
Red wine 100 ml 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.6
Servings per week
Fish 150 g cooked 3.2 5.1 6.6 0.6
Legumes 75 g 1.3 3.1 2.1 0
Nuts 35 g 2.0 3.6 2.8 6.6
Meats (red and white) 80-100 g cooked 6.3 2.2 3.7 2.8
  1. aData is presented based on information from the 4-day weighed food records completed during the Mediterranean diet phase