While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
You have a few more days to get your olive oil and red wine fix - May is Mediterranean Diet Month.
Not your average fad diet, a Mediterranean diet focuses on eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds versus processed food. It also substitutes olive oil for other fats. Fish and seafood are an important part of the diet and, to a lesser extent, so are chicken, dairy and eggs. Red meat and sweets aren’t often eaten at all, while herbs and spices are often used to boost flavor in lieu of salt.
Bonus: A recent study shows that not only is a Mediterranean diet good for your heart, it’s also good for your brain. Those on a Mediterranean diet had better cognitive skills than those just on a lower-fat diet. So, raise a glass to boosting your brain power!
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