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Best Heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet Foods

By Robert J. Matthews

1. Olive oil

Olive oil is an important part of the Mediterranean diet and is used for many things, from cooking to putting on salads. 

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It has also been shown to lower cholesterol and lower the chance of having a stroke.

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2. Fish

You can get healthy fats and energy from fish, which makes it a great food for both a Mediterranean diet and a heart-healthy diet.

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Omega-3 fats are found in large amounts in oily fish like salmon and tuna. 

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3. Leafy greens

Leafy greens are one of the most nutrient-dense foods, which means they have a lot of good nutrients but not many calories. 

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This may not come as a surprise. They have a lot of fiber, potassium, and vitamin K, all of which help keep blood pressure in check and make it easier for blood to clot.

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4. Whole grains

Whole grains have more fiber and nutrients that are good for your heart than refined carbs. 

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Middle Eastern foods like pasta, bread, barley, and couscous are all made with whole grains that have not been processed. 

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