The Mediterranean diet has long been known for its heart-healthy benefits. Recent studies have found that this diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and lean proteins like chicken and fish, along with a little dairy and very limited sweets, can be cancer-protective as well as being simply great for our overall health, especially our hearts. The more health benefits the merrier we say! And although the word ‘Mediterranean’ conjures up sunny beaches and summer, you don’t have to wait until then to start. Go with all the seasonal fresh produce that’s available right now, and start eating the Mediterranean way. Enjoy!