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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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Credit: James Carrier

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Sneak in spinach

Spinach and feta cheese is a classic Greek combo, often baked together into savory egg dishes and pastries, such as frittata and spanakopita. The versatile green can also be served raw in a salad.

Packed with lutein, calcium, folate, potassium, and fiber, spinach can help protect your vision, your bones and your heart—plus, it's at least 90% water, which means it may also help you lose weight, too.

Try this recipe: Spanakopita, Streamlined

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