The Scoop on the Mediterranean Diet

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  • May Is National Mediterranean Diet Month
  • What Is the Mediterranean Diet?
  • Why Is It Healthy?
  • Heart Healthy Benefits
  • Other Health Benefits
  • African-Americans and the Mediterranean Diet
  • Recipes for Health

Why Is It Healthy?

Gone are fast food items, animal fats, trans fats, saturated fats and hydrogenated oils — all factors that raise our risk for poorer health and obesity. Instead, this diet is rich with whole grains, local produce, lean meats and foods high in antioxidants. 


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