By Robert J. Matthews
Because fish has omega-3 fatty acids, the Mediterranean diet suggests eating two meals of fish a week.
Choosing canned fish is a great way to get more of it. This option which can be kept for a long time is much cheaper than fresh or frozen options.
Tomatoes that are canned are picked when they are at their freshest, so their taste and nutrients stay the same.
It's even true that dried tomatoes have more iron and antioxidant lycopene than fresh tomatoes.
Many dishes around the world, including those in the Mediterranean, use onions and garlic all the time.
These common cooking smells are very good for you.
Whole grains like corn, barley, quinoa, oats, bulgur, and teff are good for you.
There are times, though, when specific grains cost more or are harder to find where you shop.