Celebrate The Best Food For Health Across The World This Month
It’s that time of the week again and, as we pause to enjoy Wellness Wednesday, we wanted to celebrate National Nutrition Month which this year is flying the flag for flavours from around the world.
Being culturally adventurous is also another great way to boost your potential to achieve your wellness goals. That’s because we can learn so much about nutrition from the dietary choices and lifestyles of those in many different parts of the world. While The Mediterranean Diet remains one of the most popular healthy diet plans, it’s not the only one worth considering. And the great news is that the inclusion of a healthy monounsaturated fat such as extra virgin olive oil can be used in so many dishes from all corners of our world.
Embrace Cultural Diversity In Your Wellness Plan
This theme of wellness through nutritional exploration is summarised so perfectly by the organisers of National Nutrition Month:
Celebrating flavors from cultures around the world is a tasty way to nourish ourselves and appreciate our diversity. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes! A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can help you create healthy habits that celebrate your heritage and introduce you to new foods and flavors.
Dieticians Can Help You Achieve Your Wellness Health Goals.
In celebration of this year’s National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Registered nutritionist Libby Mills said:
“The theme Celebrate a World of Flavors gives every culture a place at the table. Celebrating the cultural heritage, traditions and recipes from all people is a tasty way to nourish ourselves, learn about one another and find appreciation in our diversity.”
During National Nutrition Month®, the Academy encourages everyone to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits they can follow all year long. The Academy encourages seeking the advice of RDNs – the food and nutrition experts who can help develop individualized eating and activity plans to meet people’s health goals.
“Celebrate a World of Flavors highlights the unique, cultural variety of foods available to people from around the world and the role that registered dietitian nutritionist play in helping clients create healthy habits while celebrating their cultural foods and heritage,”Rahaf Al Bochi
A national spokesperson for the Academy in Baltimore, Md.
RDNs help clients fine-tune traditional recipes, provide alternative cooking methods and other healthful advice for incorporating family-favorite foods into everyday meals.
Why The Mediterranean Diet Remains Top For Health Benefits
The Mediterranean Diet has topped the list of the U.S. News and World Report Annual Ranking Of Diets for the fifth year in a row.
The ever-popular diet, with its emphasis on quality extra virgin olive oil, fresh fruit, vegetables and fish continues to out rank its rivals on this key barometer for wellness and nutrition. It was named best diet overall for 2022, in addition to best diet for healthy eating, best heart-healthy diet, best diet for diabetes, best plant-based diet and easiest diet to follow.
It is generally accepted that the folks in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea live longer and suffer less than most Americans from cancer and cardiovascular ailments. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control, and a diet low in red meat, sugar and saturated fat and high in produce, nuts and other healthful foods, with extra virgin olive oil at its heart.
The Mediterranean Diet including extra virgin olive oil offers a host of health benefits, particularly including weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control. By following the Mediterranean Diet, you could also keep that weight off while avoiding chronic disease.
For more information on National Nutrition Month, including how to find a regional registered dietician please see here.
To find out a bit more about how you can incorporate Morocco Gold extra virgin olive oil in to your cooking, whatever your cultural traditions, please check out our inspirational recipe section here. Happy cooking!