Consider a Mediterranean Diet for Good Health

The Mayo Clinic recommends giving it a try
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If you would like to modify your diet in 2019 to improve your health, the Mayo Clinic recommends considering a Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes:

• 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.

• Limiting the consumption of red meat to no more than a few times a month.

• Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week.

• Enjoying meals with family and friends.

• Drinking red wine in moderation (optional).

• Getting plenty of exercise.

The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced incidence of cancer and of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Women who eat a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil and mixed nuts may have a reduced risk of breast cancer.

For more information, go to mayoclinic.org and search for “Mediterranean diet.”

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