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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Say yes to yogurt

Greek yogurt, that is. This creamy treat packs about twice as much protein as regular yogurt, and it's also high in bone-building calcium and stomach-soothing probiotics.

Choose fat-free, plain Greek yogurt over full-fat or sugar-heavy flavored varieties, and sweeten it up with honey, maple syrup, or fresh fruit. Nuts, ground flaxseed, and puffed rice cereal can also add a savory and satisfying crunch.

Try this recipe: Greek Yogurt Fruit Parfait

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Next: Get creative with toppings

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