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Why should I eat a Mediterranean diet?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
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 (physiologic age). 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. It's not hard to switch to this healthy diet if you do so progressively, instead of all at once. In fact, if you transition smoothly and gradually, you may hardly even notice the new choices.
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Eating a Mediterranean diet can lower your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer, as well as increase your life expectancy. It is a plant-based diet that rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish with olive oil and limited red meats and sweets.

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