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A cousin to the Mediterranean diet: The Atlantic diet explained

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The Southern European Traditional Atlantic Diet, also known as the Atlantic diet, may have benefits for heart health and reducing the risk of early death from cancer and heart disease, according to recent studies. A study published in JAMA Network Open found that the Atlantic diet also modestly lowered the incidence of metabolic syndrome. This diet, which is similar to the Mediterranean diet, includes fresh fish, red meat, pork products, dairy, legumes, fresh vegetables, potatoes, whole-grain bread, and moderate wine consumption. The emphasis is on local sourcing and plant-based foods. Like the Mediterranean diet, it also promotes mindful eating, social interactions, and physical activity.