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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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Snack on real foods

Instead of chips and store-bought dips (which are usually loaded with saturated fat and empty calories) Ikarians tide themselves over between meals with smarter snacks—like raw vegetables and protein-rich dips made from Greek yogurt, beans, or lentils.

"The key thing with the Mediterranean diet is eliminating processed foods and limiting sugar intake," says Mossavar-Rahmani. For a healthy snack with loads of flavor, whip up a Greek-inspired garlic and herb dip made with low-fat yogurt, dill, chives, and lemon juice.

Try this recipe: Garlic and Herb Yogurt Dip

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