Mediterranean Diet: 8 Rules to Live By

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The Mediterranean diet is more than just food, it’s a lifestyle. That’s probably why it gets such rave reviews from the medical community and scientific research.

Dr. Janet Brill, a professor and expert in nutrition and health, is the author of these 8 commandments of the Mediterranean diet. She’s also the author of Blood Pressure Down and Cholesterol Down.

1. Adopt Greens

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Not a day should go by without greens and other vegetables.

2. Say Yes to Fish and Legumes

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Fish and legumes like beans and lentils should be your primary protein source.

3. Take to Fruits, Especially Figs

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Not a day should by without figs and other fruits.

4. Love Plant Foods, Especially Flaxseeds

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Not a day should go by without walnuts and flaxseeds.

5. Daily Grains

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Not a day should go by without whole grains and cereals.

6. Say No to Meat

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Strictly limit beef, lamb, and pork.

7. Enjoy Wine in Moderation

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Moderate alcohol consumption is recommended, especially in the form of red wine at dinner.

8. Enjoy the Right Fats, Especially Olive Oil

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No more butter and cream- olive oil should be your fat of choice.

Bonus: Dark chocolate once in awhile!