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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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The real Mediterranean diet

Food clearly plays a large role in the Ikarians' longevity: The Mediterranean diet they follow has been linked to lower rates of cancer, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, and—most recently—heart disease. And although we can't adopt all aspects of the Greek-island lifestyle, we can incorporate some of the eating patterns and dietary traditions practiced there. The best part? Eating like a Greek is not only healthy; it's also delicious.

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