By Robert J. Matthews
It transcends the realms of Italian and Greek cuisine.
Consider cuisines from Morocco, Spain, Turkey, and other nations.
Stick to the following food groups: consume little red meat and whole-fat dairy products, while loading up on fresh fruits, vegetables, olive oil, and whole cereals.
The flavor imparted by bay leaves, cilantro, coriander, rosemary, garlic, pepper, and cinnamon eliminates the need for a salt shaker.
Moreover, some have health benefits. For instance, rosemary and coriander contain nutrients and disease-preventing antioxidants.
Typically, mezzes are tiny, simple-to-assemble plates that comprise Greek meals.
Serve platters containing cheese, almonds, and olives for a personal, serve-it-cold dinner.
Consider preparing your own dips and bites with seasonings, beans, whole grains, olive oil, and other heart-healthy ingredients.
It is common practice to enjoy meals with a glass in many Mediterranean countries, where dining is typically informal and communal.
White wine may be less healthy than red wine. Consult your physician regarding its suitability for you.