Mediterranean Diet: Practical Advice
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Healthy diet, physical activity, low stress and strong social supports really do help you live longer.
Eating a Mediterranean diet pattern reduces heart attacks, strokes and death!
Substitute liquid fats for solid fats!
Enjoy a bit of dark chocolate, but only in small amounts! Chocolate is rich in resveratrol, cocoa and antioxidants.
When possible, stand. Limit sitting time!
Get your Zzzzzzzs! Try to get 7-8 hours of good quality sleep per night.
Sip your favorite brew! Both coffee and tea in moderation boost heart health. Coffee and tea are rich in catechins and flavonols.
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