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Fatty fish - like salmon - is a great source of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids - 2 nutrients that help regulate serotonin, which helps regulate sleep cycles.⠀

In other words, fatty fish in your diet can help you sleep better!⠀

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Olives and olive oil are staples of the Mediterranean diet. They're rich in antioxidants, and can help lower cholesterol and maintain healthy blood pressure.⠀

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Did you know that coffee is high in antioxidants? It can also improve your metabolism and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's.⠀

Great reasons to enjoy coffee, but remember - everything in moderation!⠀

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Spain has the greatest number of olive trees in the world, and it is well-known for having great food, art, culture, architecture, wines and beautiful beaches. To see our collection of products from Spain, visit our site.⠀

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Did you know that salmon is good for your skin?⠀

Fatty fish are high in good fats that help maintain healthy skin. Consider making fish a bigger part of your diet during the sunny summer months to reduce the effect of UV rays.⠀

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We all know we're supposed to drink plenty of water. But plain ol' water can get boring. ⠀

Think about adding some citrus flavours in lemon and lime slices, and maybe some fresh herbs like basil or mint. Cucumber slices also work to help jazz up your everyday glass of water!⠀

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One of the many wonders of the Mediterranean diet is its link to mental wellness and reduced risk of depression and its symptoms.⠀

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Don't be this person - take care of your eyes when using screens.Adjust font sizing and brightness/contrast so you can comfortably see the screen from 16-30 inches. Remember to give your eyes regular breaks too!⠀

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1 in 5 Canadians suffer from mental illness. Taking the time to talk and listen can go a long way, and it's important to know what resources and services are available to people dealing with mental health concerns.⠀

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Not all fats are bad. Extra virgin olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, and is rich in monounsaturated fat, which can help reduce cholesterol.⠀

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Eating well is a big part of feeling well. Think about designating one night as a healthy meal night each week.⠀

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As it gets warmer and you spend more time enjoying the sunshine, a reminder to practice good sun safety. Apply sunblock (SPF of at least 30) frequently, wear a brimmed hat, and drink plenty of water.⠀

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Did you know...⠀
...that the Mediterranean diet has been shown to be an effective (and delicious) way to reduce the risk of diabetes?⠀

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Spring might be off to a slow start - but you don't have to! Cycling is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise, and it can be as casual as you want it.⠀

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Olives, a tasty staple of the Mediterranean diet, are rich in Vitamin E - a powerful antioxidant. They're also a great source of iron, copper, and calcium.⠀

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As the weather gets warmer and nicer, think about some outdoor activities you may enjoy. You may find a hobby you never knew you had!⠀

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Ajaccio may not sound like a French name, but it is the hub of the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean. ⠀

It's also the birthplace of one of the biggest (albeit shortest) figures in French history - Napoleon Bonaparte.⠀

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The sight and smell of indoor plants can have positive effects on mental health and stress. Think about some indoor planting this spring!⠀

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To the uninitiated, the Mediterranean diet can seem somewhat confusing. It involves eating lots of fruits and vegetables, along with olive oil and cheese and eating lots of fish. It also contains red wine, nuts, seeds and salads.⠀

When they started to study statistics regarding the lifespans and health of people who lived in the Mediterranean regions, they found was that eating this diet actually increased the lifespan and at the found decreased likelihood of diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.⠀

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Olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean Diet, and has been used in the Mediterranean region for millennia. It's rich in antioxidants that go a long way in ensuring the health of our cells and organs.⠀

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