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Four Great Things About The Mediterranean Diet

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By Robert J. Matthews

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The Menu Is Huge

It transcends the realms of Italian and Greek cuisine. 

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 Consider cuisines from Morocco, Spain, Turkey, and other nations.

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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. 

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The Spices Are Delicious

The flavor imparted by bay leaves, cilantro, coriander, rosemary, garlic, pepper, and cinnamon eliminates the need for a salt shaker. 

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Moreover, some have health benefits. For instance, rosemary and coriander contain nutrients and disease-preventing antioxidants. 

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It's Easy to Make

Typically, mezzes are tiny, simple-to-assemble plates that comprise Greek meals. 

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Serve platters containing cheese, almonds, and olives for a personal, serve-it-cold dinner. 

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Consider preparing your own dips and bites with seasonings, beans, whole grains, olive oil, and other heart-healthy ingredients.

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You Can Have Wine

It is common practice to enjoy meals with a glass in many Mediterranean countries, where dining is typically informal and communal.

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White wine may be less healthy than red wine. Consult your physician regarding its suitability for you. 

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