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Mediterranean Diet

Research shows the Med diet can help you live a longer, healthier life. Take this quiz to see if you're ready to go Mediterranean.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of these foods is an important part of the Mediterranean diet?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. A Mediterranean diet relies on olive oil, nuts, fruits, veggies, whole grains and fish for a wide range of fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

A Mediterranean-style diet is low in which of these foods?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. A Mediterranean diet is low in refined grains, red meat and sweets.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which type of fat is key in the Mediterranean diet?

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The correct answer is: A Mediterranean diet has a higher ratio of unsaturated fats, such as the monounsaturated fats found in olive oil, than other types of diets. Eating only healthful fat can make your RealAge up to 3.4 years younger.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which diet is better for your heart?

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The correct answer is: Either approach is good for your health. But the Mediterranean type gives your ticker some extra protection. In a recent study, the Mediterranean diet brought cardiovascular disease risk down 15 percent, versus 9 percent for the low-fat plan.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: A Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

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The correct answer is: This is true. A Spanish study found that people who strictly followed a Mediterranean diet lowered their odds of developing diabetes by 83 percent. Eating a low-fat diet—and eating healthful unsaturated fats when you do eat fat—can make your RealAge as much as 6 years younger.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

True or false: A Mediterranean diet can improve your heart health in just three months.

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The correct answer is: This is true. After only three months of eating a Mediterranean diet, study participants reduced their risk of cardiovascular disease by approximately 15 percent.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Adding an exercise routine to your Mediterranean diet can make your heart even healthier. How long does it take to get results?

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The correct answer is: After just eight weeks of eating a Mediterranean diet and being active every day, your arteries will become more elastic. Arteries that are more flexible don't have to work as hard to pump blood.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: Eating a Mediterranean diet can negate any risk factors for heart attack that might run in your family.

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The correct answer is: This is true. For men with a family history of heart disease and heart attack, the ones who ate the most foods typical of a Mediterranean diet had the healthiest hearts. The more processed foods and saturated fats you replace with Mediterranean foods, the more likely you'll knock out any genetic predisposition to heart attack.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Eating a Mediterranean diet reduces your risk of Alzheimer's disease by how much?

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The correct answer is: Research shows eating a Mediterranean diet could reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease by up to 40 percent.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Adding exercise to a Mediterranean diet can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease by how much?

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The correct answer is: You can slash your risk of Alzheimer's disease by 60 percent just by eating a Mediterranean-style diet and exercising for an hour and a half each week.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: People who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to eat more calories than people who eat other types of diets.

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The correct answer is: This is false. People who eat traditional Mediterranean dishes tend to consume fewer calories throughout the day than people on other types of diets.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

What type of cancer may be prevented by eating a Mediterranean diet?

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The correct answer is: Eating a Mediterranean diet can reduce your risk of both pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: People who eat a Mediterranean diet have a higher incidence of depression.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Research shows eating a Mediterranean diet appears to help lower the risk of depression by about 30 percent.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: The Mediterranean diet staple, olive oil, is also good for the skin.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Using extra virgin olive oil on your elbow, knees, legs, scalp and hair can help ease dry skin.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Which gender benefits more from following a Mediterranean diet?

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The correct answer is: Both genders benefit greatly, but women who follow the Mediterranean diet, along with a healthy lifestyle, have a significantly lowered mortality.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of these is an acceptable protein source if you're following a Mediterranean diet?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. A Mediterranean diet is low on red meat, but it can still be part of a healthy diet. Fish, such as salmon and trout, as well as skinless poultry, are good choices for a Mediterranean diet, too.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

As part of a Mediterranean diet, how often should you eat fish?

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The correct answer is: Eat fish at least twice a week to reap the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating nonfried fish three times a week can make your RealAge up to 3 years younger.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: A Mediterranean diet can help you avoid belly fat.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Research suggests a Mediterranean diet can help prevent belly-expansion over time. It won't help you trim your stomach, but it can help prevent fat from being stored in the belly.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: You cannot drink alcohol while on the Mediterranean diet.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The Mediterranean diet encourages a glass of red wine each night to reap additional health benefits.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: A Mediterranean diet is not beneficial for people who smoke.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Even people who smoke will experience healthy effects as a result of eating a Mediterranean diet. In fact, research shows that people who eat a Mediterranean diet, regardless of smoking, have a significantly decreased risk of developing diabetes.

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