How Seafood Fits into a Heart-Healthy, Mediterranean-Style Diet - Dish on Fish
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How Seafood Fits into a Heart-Healthy, Mediterranean-Style Diet

We are still in Heart Month, so today we are celebrating the diet favored by cardiologists, registered dietitians, and Dish on Fish: the Mediterranean diet!

The Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, and the real stars of the show: fish and shellfish. Recently, U.S. News and World Report named the Mediterranean diet the top overall diet for 2019. Not surprising, since the federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans also point to the Mediterranean diet as the healthiest option.

We’ve talked about the Mediterranean diet before on the blog and one of the things we really like about it is that it encourages family eating time, as well as an overall active and healthy lifestyle. Speaking of eating, you can get the entire family involved with our Mediterranean Salmon Bowls!

Packed with protein and healthy fats, seafood is a mainstay of the Mediterranean diet – a lifestyle that can ultimately help you live longer and healthier.

Pro tip: Since we are still celebrating Heart Month, save fried fish for special occasions; or invest in an inexpensive air fryer to get that crunch without sacrificing health. Besides, you’ll get a jump start on your summer beach body! Need some inspo? Try our popular Baked Mediterranean Salmon Bowl recipes.

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