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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

  • Eat 7-10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
  • Carbohydrates should be consumed in the form of whole grains.
  • Protein should be mostly in the form of fish and chicken.
  • Red meat consists of no more than 1-2 servings per month. 
  • Replace dairy with olive oil. 
  • Red wine should be consumed in moderation to provide valuable antioxidants.

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The Mediterranean Diet

The diet is abundant in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and olive oil. 

It features fish and poultry—lean sources of protein—over red meat. 

Red wine is consumed regularly but in moderate amounts.

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