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The health benefits are all about the diet.

Diet (that is, a way of eating) is a key contributor to the health benefits prominent in certain regions of the Mediterranean coast, but it isn’t the only contributor. Physical activity, stress management, rest and play, and proper vitamin D levels from ample sunshine are also important components.

A combination of all these factors is likely what results in the health benefits seen by researchers. After all, eating a healthy diet, getting physical activity, and managing your stress are still the most common recommendations for engaging in any healthy lifestyle.

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