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.

Credit: Kalamata-Feta Chicken

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Season with spices

Mediterranean dishes are rich in flavor, thanks to herbs like basil, parsley, and oregano. These ingredients add more than just taste, however: In an analysis of more than 1,000 foods in the U.S. food supply, these three herbs ranked among the top 50 most concentrated antioxidant powerhouses.

Using more herbs and spices in your cooking also means you can go easy on the salt, says Mossavar-Rahmani—another important part of any well-balanced diet.

Try this recipe: Kalamata-Feta Chicken

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