Make sure you reap this diet’s healthful benefits

If you are interested in heart health, chances are you have heard of the Mediterranean diet. The eating plan, which incorporates traditional foods of the Mediterranean regions of Greece and parts of France and Italy, is generally characterized by an emphasis on vegetables and fruits… lean proteins, such as fish…olive oil…whole grains…and red wine. It is definitely more healthful than the typical American diet, which is high in saturated and trans fats, sugars and processed carbohydrates.

Studies continue to show that following a Mediterranean-style eating plan benefits… More on How to Follow the Mediterranean Diet Plan

Mediterranean Recipes

World’s Most Nutritious Pasta Sauce

The Lentil Dish You Can’t Stop Eating

The Healthiest Hummus: Garlic, Lemon. Yummm

Favorite Italian Dishes Under 350 Calories

Mediterranean Ingredients

The Best Olive Oils

Make Zatar an Addition to Your Kitchen

The Red Wine That Does the Most for Your Health

Why Cheese Is Surprisingly Good for Your Heart

Can Prime Rib Be Healthy?

6 Tasty Foods That Protect Your Heart

Whole Grains You Haven’t Tried Yet—Some Are Gluten-Free

Vinegar for Weight Loss (and It Lowers Blood Sugar!)

Salmon—from a Can or Pouch

Sardines Top the Health Charts

Mediterranean Cooking Techniques

Cut Calories, Not Flavor, from Your Favorite Italian Dishes

How to Make Good-for-You Fish Taste Good, Too

Good and Easy…Eating the Mediterranean Way