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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

A good, varied diet is essential for good gut health. Health Experts recommend the Mediterranean diet, which has:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Beans and lentils.
  • Nuts and whole grain.
  • Usage of olive oil.
  • Fish, chicken and eggs.

It is also crucial to avoid sugar, cakes, and red meat.

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