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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Try new grains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends getting at least half of your grains from whole grains—something the residents of Ikaria have been practicing for years.

Rather than live on white bread and pasta alone, the Greeks are known to mix it up with healthy, high-fiber alternatives like bulgur. This nutty-tasting grain, along with tomatoes and feta cheese, is often used to make traditional tabbouleh salad.

Try this recipe: Greek Tabbouleh

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