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Why diet is important for your health? The complexity of nutrition.

What did you learn during this week? Let’s highlight some key concepts!

Why diet is important for your health: the role of macro and micronutrients, the role of polyphenols, the link between diet and disease.

The complexity of nutrition and how much it effects our body.

The history of the Med diet, the Med food pyramid and the recommended frequency of food consumption.

The Okinawa diet: The food pyramid, scientific background and benefits for your health.

In the next week you will learn about the link between microbiota and diet, the impact on health of Mediterranean and Okinawa diets, the foods and protein sources of the Mediterranean and Okinawa diets

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Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

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