The Scoop on the Mediterranean Diet

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African-Americans and the Mediterranean Diet

While past studies have shown that this diet may improve whites’ memories better than African-Americans, the majority of health benefits don’t have any racial differences. But watch out for the high sodium intake, a factor that can compromise Black heart health. Be easy on the olives and other foods by reading the food labels. 


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