Harvard Men's Health Watch

Mediterranean diet quick start

The Mediterranean dietary pattern emphasizes olive oil, grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables and fish. Research shows that it prevents heart attacks and strokes. To prevent intestinal discomfort, gradually increase the amount of extra-virgin olive oil in your diet. Eat generous amounts of fruits and vegetables and modest amounts of whole-grains, dairy foods, and fish or poultry. Minimize red meat and added sweeteners.
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