Reasons to try the Mediterranean Diet:

  • Includes most food groups including fats, carbs, etc.
  • Can swap out bad fats for healthy ones (e.g., olive oil instead of butter, fish/poultry instead of red meat)
  • Lots of fresh veggies
  • Includes bread
  • Wide range of ethnic foods to keep it interesting (Italian, Greek, Turkish, Moroccan, Spanish, etc)
  • Lots of spices so you can lower salt
  • Includes wine
  • Good for the heart, brain

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