According to UNESCO, Mediterranean and Japanese Washoku diets are part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage since 2014. And why is that? That’s because they both are considered the world’s healthiest diets thanks to the nutrients they contain in their meals. Moreover, studies have proven that these two diets increase life expectancy and reduce the risk of suffering from various illnesses.
The Mediterranean and Japanese dishes are actually very different from each other in terms of ingredients, flavour or preparation; but they both balance perfectly the amount of nutrients you need to eat for a healthy lifestyle. Paella, ramen, hummus or sushi are some of the best known dishes featured in these diets.
In the infographic below, MEDIGO analyses the nutrients that make these two diets so healthy, shows the statistics about some of the diseases that they help prevent and offers various tips for better eating habits. Now, you just need to enjoy these delicious meals and you will live happy and healthy!
An infographic by MEDIGO.