One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests it can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes. Nutritionist Deb Enos offers tips and recipes for implementing the Mediterranean Diet.
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes:
- Getting plenty of exercise
- Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts.
- Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil.
- Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods.
- Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week.
- Drinking red wine in moderation (optional).