22 Ways to Eat Like A Greek Islander

Greeks consume The Mediterranean Diet in its purest form—and enjoy lower heart disease, obesity, cancer, and Alzheimer's rates. Here's how they do it.

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Flavor your dishes with feta

This tangy cheese is a staple in Greek cuisine: Its semi-hard texture is great for both topping salads and baking into savory dishes, and it's slightly lower in fat than some other cheeses.

In general, says Mossavar-Rahmani, it's best to choose low-fat dairy products and use cheese sparingly, as a topping rather than as the main ingredient.

Try this recipe: Greek Nachos with Feta

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