Ultimate Guide To Eating The Mediterranean Diet

By.  Robert j. Maatthews

Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil

People on the Greek island of Crete are known to be some of the healthiest in the world.

They say, "We have olive oil in our veins." There's no way this is a lie. Mediterranean people have the lowest rates of heart disease in the world, even though they eat a lot of fat.

Bitter Greens

There are some foods that the healthy people in the world all eat in common. One of these foods is bitter greens. 

Bitter greens are full of minerals and vitamins, such as Vitamins A, C, and K. 

Organic Vegetables and Fruits

A typical American eats 2 1/2 cups of fruits and veggies every day. 

Most Cretans eat between 9 and 12 pieces every day. Most foods are made with vegetables.

Beans, nuts, and seeds

In the United States, people eat a lot of meat.

In the Mediterranean, people eat a lot of beans, nuts, and seeds. A lot of people eat nuts, seeds, and beans every day.

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