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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Choose whole-wheat pasta

Yes, the Greeks eat a lot of pasta, but they balance it out with plenty of vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein—not to mention smaller portion sizes than what we're used to being served in America.

You can make your own noodle dishes healthier by choosing whole-wheat pasta, which is higher in fiber and will help you feel full while eating less. Round out your meal with sliced chicken breast, chopped red onion and yellow bell pepper.

Try this recipe: Greek Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta

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