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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Eat red meat sparingly

In a traditional Mediterranean diet, red meat isn't an everyday thing; rather, local pork or lamb may be served, in small portions, at special events and holidays.

When you do eat red meat, opt for healthy cooking techniques like grilling and roasting, says Mossavar-Rahmani. And don't keep meat over an open flame for too long; those charred bits around the edges have been shown to contain carcinogenic compounds.

Try this recipe: Greek-Style Lamb

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