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7 Tasty Dishes To Get You Started On The Mediterranean Diet

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7 Tasty Dishes To Get You Started On The Mediterranean Diet

A new study published this week by the New England Journal of Medicine showed that people at risk for heart disease can significantly lower the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke if they stick to a Mediterranean diet.

 

The diet has other health benefits as well, and is believed to contribute to longevity.

The Mediterranean is not a fad, but simply a healthier way of eating, emphasizing a combination of fresh vegetables, fruits, olive oil, and fish. It's also low on salt, red meat, and butter — essentially everything the American diet is known for.

Not sure how to embrace the Mediterranean diet? We've rounded up seven delicious and healthy dishes to get you started (click the photos to see the recipes).

 

 

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