Feast Your Eyes and Stomach On Bread, Wine and Cheese!

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Prepare to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean. Dieting doesn't have to be about deprivation, especially when you follow a Mediterranean-style way of eating. Chock full of some of the healthiest - and heartiest - foods you can imagine, the Mediterranean lifestyle has plenty to offer in terms of overall wellness. One study showed that people who followed a Mediterranean diet are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Another study found that people who followed a restricted-calorie Mediterranean diet were more likely to lose weight than those who followed a low-fat diet. It doesn't hurt that while you're getting healthy, they're filling up on rich and rewarding foods that are satisfying. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, bread, dairy, fish, olive oil, poultry and wine. These foods are chock full of micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, which have been proven to lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.