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Mediterranean Diet

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Did you know that there is a lifestyle and way of eating that can actually make you look and feel younger as well as help you reduce your risk of chronic diseases and maintain healthy body weight? It’s living the Mediterranean way—eating a diet rich in foods like fish, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and heart-healthy fats like olive oil. Research on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet has caused experts to shine a light on the healthy, and proven, lifestyle practices of this region. “The more closely you adhere to the Mediterranean diet, the lower your chance of having disease or disability, the lower your chance of having a health event like a heart attack, and the younger your RealAge,” says Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer Michael F. Roizen, M.D. “So while you’re enjoying delicious foods such as grilled fish or a tomato and cucumber salad, you’ll know that you’re making yourself younger.” Luckily, you don’t have to relocate or even visit the Mediterranean region to realize healthful results. All you have to do is introduce a few simple habits into your own life. Cook and eat fresh, whole foods, slow down to enjoy the flavors and stay active. These practices are more than just a diet: they are a way of living well! 


Discover how to cook and eat the Mediterranean way with help from our expert Amy Jamieson-Petonic. She’ll coach you through our Go! Foods for You online program and in just 8 weeks you’ll be on your way to living a healthier, happier, younger life.

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