We hear so much about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. It's good for our waistlines, it promotes longevity, it can help to clear our skin...and it's good for our hearts.
But what exactly is it about this type of diet that protects our tickers? We already know that whole grains, healthy fats, fruits, and vegetables are the major players here.
In honor of American Heart month, let's take a closer look at what all of these foods actually do for our hearts. In a country where the leading cause of death for both men and women is heart disease, it's never too early to start eating right for your heart!