How to Get Started on the Mediterranean Diet (aka the Healthiest Diet for Your Heart!)

Understanding the goals + practical tips

Paella or souvlaki – the choice is yours. Pick any traditional dish from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and you’re sure to be on your way to a healthier you. Loaded with fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, fish, lean meats and olive oil, the Mediterranean Diet is the diet research shows is best for your heart. Here, dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, explains what key ingredients should be on your menu (and how often).

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