The Mediterranean diet will keep you on track both heart- and memory wise. What the diet is, is a modern version of the traditional dietary patterns of the people in southern Italy, Crete, and much of the rest of Greece. Eating this way means eating a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, legumes, seafood, yoghurt, olive oil and small amounts of wine. According to Eve Adamson, co-author of the book “The Mediterranean Diet”, the food should be eaten in season and locally grown and the portions should be small. One easy Mediterranean recipe is the Greek salad, above: Cut and mix lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, red onions, Kalamata olives, and Feta cheese and drizzle balsamic vinegar on top and enjoy with a small glass of wine.
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