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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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Get creative with toppings

In order for a diet to be successful, says Mossavar-Rahmani, it has to be relatively easy to adopt and follow—meaning you should enjoy what you're eating, and chances are your family should, too. So what better way to introduce them to the Mediterranean diet than with a Greek-style pizza?

By adding vegetables or fruit (like spinach and olives), you can increase the nutrient and fiber content of your everyday pie. Don't forget: Tomato sauce is considered a vegetable serving, too!

Try this recipe: Roasted Asparagus and Fontina Pizza

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