Bread, Wine and Cheese-Lovers Diet

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Mediterranean people seem to have a higher level of physical activity, which contributes to heart health. You can begin to incorporate more Mediterranean-type foods into your diet by replacing red meat with seafood and poultry; eating fewer eggs weekly; reducing your milk intake while increasing your cheese and yogurt intake; and choosing whole-grain breads and cereals. If you cook with butter, then switch to olive oil. Make the switch from refined sugar to fruit in order to satisfy your sweet tooth. Red wine in particular offers disease-fighting antioxidants, but the diet calls for only one to two glasses daily. Be sure to drink plenty of water, too.