Italy the ‘Wellness Nation’: a global reference point for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle

Sep 29, 2022 128

As ancient as the civilizations that once flourished along its shores the Mediterranean diet calls for timeless ingredients such as fish, pulses and grains, fruit, fresh vegetables and olive oil. Moderate amounts of meat and dairy products are usually allowed, only sparingly.

Dishes are generally served with a variety of spicy condiments and are accompanied by wine. But the ingredients that matter most are the ones you won’t find in the recipe books. Mediterranean style nutrition habits promote social integration by lending itself to communal meals. It encourages sustainable farm cultivation techniques and sensible fishery management. Not least of its dividends are the kitchen skills acquired during its preparation.

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