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8 Ways to Follow the Mediterranean Diet for Better Health

Find out the 8 secrets of the Mediterranean diet and how to eat to reap the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet.

Perhaps the world’s healthiest diet, the Mediterranean Diet is abundant in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and olive oil. It features fish and poultry—lean sources of protein—over red meat, which contains more saturated fat. Red wine is consumed regularly but in moderate amounts.

Research suggests that the benefits of following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern may be many: improved weight loss, better control of blood glucose (sugar) levels and reduced risk of depression, to name a few. Eating like a Mediterranean has also been associated with reduced levels of inflammation, a risk factor for heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Download a Free Mediterranean Diet Cookbook!

Tip 1: Replace butter and margarine with healthy oils as often as possible. »

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