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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Love legumes

"Legumes are a super power food in terms of getting more protein and fiber into your diet," says Mossavar-Rahmani. Adding beans and lentils to snacks and side dishes will help fill you up faster and prevent overeating later on, she adds.

When it comes to beans, your possibilities are endless: Choose from soy beans, lima beans, or string beans, for example, or combine them all into a tasty salad.

Try this recipe: Two-Bean Greek Salad

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