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February 27, 2013

Pescetarian Viking

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The Mediterranean diet is one of the most healthful diets in the world. People living in the Mediterranean region tend to eat foods that are rich in antioxidants and beneficial fats, which help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Mediterranean foods lower blood pressure, inflammation, and give anti-aging benefits. Below are some recommended foods to get you started on the Mediterranean diet.

Whole Grains
A food pyramid of the Mediterranean diet shows bread, pastas and other whole grain foods at the base. Whole grains, such as oats and barley, have abundant fiber and help keep you feeling full longer. Since whole grains aren’t processed, they retain more of their nutrition as well.

Fruits
Fruits are plentiful in the Mediterranean diet. Apples, berries, avocados, and any other fruit you like will supply vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. With its natural sweetness, fruit makes a healthy dessert or…

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