February 2013 Issue

“Med Up” Your Diet!

You don’t have to live near the Mediterranean Sea to gain the benefits of this healthy diet; just power up on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil and fish.

Fresh-cooked pasta tossed with olive oil, basil, garlic and tomatoes… local fish grilled with lemon and capers… fresh figs and pistachios for dessert… a glass of red wine… It sounds easy and delicious, right? This style of eating is the very foundation of the Mediterranean diet, the traditional diet in at least 16 countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, including Italy, Spain, Greece and Morocco.

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