Mediterranean Diet

What is the Mediterranean diet?

A Mediterranean diet is a nutrient-rich diet that has plenty to offer in terms of reducing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. While diet trends come and go, the Mediterranean diet is the one way of eating that continues to be the gold standard for heart health.

The Mediterranean Diet is:

Why is the Mediterranean diet beneficial for heart health?

There are several key aspects of the Mediterranean diet that provide benefits for heart health. These include:

Heart-friendly foods from the Mediterranean diet that you should be eating regularly

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