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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Dip into homemade hummus

Hummus, traditionally made with chickpeas, is rich and creamy without the saturated fat of dairy-based dips. Plus, it's naturally high in fiber and protein—and delicious on a whole-grain pita or when served with crudités.

There are plenty of variations on hummus; it can be made with peas or black beans, and mixed with everything from red peppers to (for the truly adventurous) chocolate. For a true Mediterranean experience, however, try a traditional chickpea recipe flavored with garlic and sun-dried tomatoes.

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