The 411 on Blacks and Heart Health

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African-Americans and the Mediterranean Diet

Past studies have shown that the Mediterranean Diet, which consist of fish, olive oil and vegetables, is great for heart health for all races. Just watch out for the high sodium count found in olive oils and other foods in this diet. Reading food labels is key.

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