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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating starts by making informed food choices. Choosing a variety of nutrient-rich foods as the foundation of what you eat can help you live a longer, healthier life. Tufts experts keep you up to date on everything from shopping for the best meats, fish, fruits and vegetables to nutrition-smart food preparation and more.

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Why adopt the Mediterranean diet? Proponents point to study-backed benefits ranging from heart health to stroke prevention to decreased risk of a common cancer.

May 2017 — The Mediterranean-style diet has been drawing continued support in recent years along with a little cautionary advice. Is the Mediterranean diet healthful and safe—or is it elevated by hype?

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