The 'green' Mediterranean diet may be better for health compared to the traditional Mediterranean diet, a new study published in the journal Heart claims. The green diet comprises of more plant-based proteins and much lesser poultry and red meat that is present in the traditional Mediterranean diet. For the study, 294 sedentary people with a BMI of 31 were put into three dietary groups. They were observed for 6 months after which effects of the diet on cardiovascular and metabolic health were assessed. They concluded that those on the green diet lost most weight, their diastolic blood pressure fell and ratio of good to bad cholesterol improved among other benefits.