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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Serve a side of potatoes

Potatoes may get a bad rap based on their high carbohydrate content and the ways we tend to prepare them in America (chips, fries, or covered in cheese), but on the island of Ikaria, they're just part of a balanced diet.

Roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper, potatoes are a filling, nutrient-rich side dish. Plus, they're high in Resistant Starch, which can help burn body fat.

Try this recipe: Chicken With Greek Potatoes

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