Mediterranean Diet for the New Year

If you are planning to adopt a healthier lifestyle in 2019, consider focusing on the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is famous for its ability to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Greektown Chicago restaurants offer plenty of delicious Mediterranean dishes to help keep you on track. Look below for a list of foods to include on your next shopping list.

  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes & nuts
  • Healthy fats (olive oil, for example)
  • Herbs and spices
  • Lean red meats
  • Fish & poultry
  • Red wine (in moderation)

Check out Athena Restaurant, Greek Islands Restaurant, Santorini Restaurant and Square Roots Kitchen for authentic Mediterranean dishes.

If you are inspired to prepare Mediterranean meals at home, check out some of these Greek-inspired recipes. Greek chicken pasta, Mediterranean bean salad and real hummus are just a few of our favorites! To learn more about the Mediterranean diet and all of its benefits, click here.

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