Mediterranean diet: Good for your mind and your heart

Plant-based compounds known as polyphenols are plentiful in the Mediterranean diet, which may explain its health benefits.
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Published: July, 2015

Extra-virgin olive oil and nuts seem to contribute to the benefits.

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