Healthier Eating with a Mediterranean Diet

Eat Like the Greeks

If you're looking for ways to eat healthier, consider a traditional Mediterranean diet. It's how people living in countries along the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece and southern Italy, have eaten for centuries. Research has found that such a diet can provide big health benefits. Mix this flavorful diet with daily exercise and you have a terrific recipe for healthier living.

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