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The paper relates that the Mediterranean cuisine is a healthy diet that contains many of the vitamins and nutrients that help us lose weight and live longer, healthier lives. The paper focuses on the nutritional qualities of olive oil, tomatoes, vegetables, lean meats, fish and red wine that are all an integral part of this diet. The paper also discusses how the Mediterranean diet is low in sweets, desserts and deep-fat fried foods. The physically active lifestyle of the area is noted as well as the fact that the lunchtime meal is the largest of the day with the smaller meal being eaten in the evening. This makes it easier on digestion and the absorption of calories and nutrients.
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