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According to the United Nations it can!

UNESCO announced earlier this month that the Mediterranean Diet has been classified as World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Originating from countries like Portugal, Greece, Italy and others, this diet involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, and traditions concerning anything in the cycle from farming to consumption of food.

According to the UNESCO the Mediterranean diet helps raising the awareness for healthy and sustainable food and emphasizes values of hospitality, neighborliness, intercultural dialogue and creativity, and a way of life guided by respect for diversity. That’s quite a mouthful! (pun intended)

In practical terms this means a diet with limited amounts of red meat and salt, and rich on plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, and nuts, healthy fats, such as olive oil, eating fish and poultry.

Friendly people, great food. Can you ask for more when you’re visiting a country?!

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