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Celebrate the Mediterranean
May is Mediterranean Diet Month. Following a Mediterranean-inspired diet is a heart-healthy approach to tackling good nutrition. Following a well-balanced diet, accompanied with regular physical activity, can help reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases.
Wondering how to build a healthier plate? The basic Mediterranean eating plan includes:
- Whole grains, vegetables and fruits served at most meals. Fruits are eaten as desserts.
- Olive oil is the principal source of dietary fat used for baking and cooking.
- Nuts, beans, legumes and seeds are eaten for a good source of protein, healthy fats and fiber.
- Herbs and spices are used to season dishes instead of salt.
- Fish and shellfish are eaten for protein and lean cuts of meats are eaten in small portions.
- Red wine is consumed in moderation, if appropriate.
For more information on following a heart-healthy diet, consult a registered dietitian and visit our Heart Health and Diet page.
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