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MediterraneanDiet.jpgWho among us doesn’t love to tuck into a plate of spaghetti slick with olive oil and fragrant with garlic, or studded with tomatoes and redolent with basil?  Ooh, those Mediterranean foods. 

It may not be news to you that Mediterranean ingredients – from olive oil to sardines to chickpeas to avocados – can make for a very healthy eating plan.  But did you know that in addition to lowering rates of heart disease, a Mediterranean diet can help stave off diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, and obesity?

We just published a beautiful new feature on Mediterranean ingredients that highlight the best of these foods, why they’re so good for us, how we can incorporate them into our daily eating habits.

Click here to view the gallery: “Health Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet”

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