Explore traditional diets


Happy 25 years to the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid! The Mediterranean Diet (or Med Diet) reflects a way of eating that is traditional in the countries that surround the Mediterranean, but you don’t need to travel any further than your local supermarket to discover its delicious flavors and fresh...

African Greens

The African Heritage Diet is a way of eating based on the healthy food traditions of people with African roots. This healthy way of eating is powerfully nutritious and delicious, and naturally meets the guidelines experts recommend for supporting good health.

Oldways Latin American Pyramid partial

The Latin American Diet Pyramid preserves and rivitalizes centuries-old traditions and tastes. Whether you are living in Latin America, of Latin descent but living elsewhere, or whether you simply enjoy the vibrant tastes of Latin culinary traditions, we’ll help you learn about the foods...

Foods of the Asian Diet

Asian diets are as varied as the Asian continent is large. Although each Asian country and region has its distinct flavors and cooking styles, there are many unifying characteristics, such as high consumption of plant foods, including vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, herbs and...

Oldways Vegetarian Vegan Diet Pyramid partial

It’s a fact: Eating plants is very, very good for you and if you eat a lot of them, you can reap the rewards of scientifically proven benefits, which include improved health, lower disease risk, weight loss, and longevity. Find out what your meals would include, if you ate a vegetarian or a vegan...

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Healthy eating made delicious

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My relationship with African Heritage & Health , a program that develops resources and initiatives to promote the healthy foods and delicious...
February is Black History Month, and we have only just begun our 28-day celebration of the African heritage diet. From common foods like leafy greens...
Pumpkin harvest in South Africa
A single generation ago, in a remote village in northern Liberia, there was only one thing that grew between the rainy and dry season: squash. The...


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Mediterranean Spicy Salmon
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Quinoa Salad with Corn, Black Beans, and Peppers