01/01/2014

Mediterranean Diet: Taste and Healthy Eating

  • Mediterranean Diet is an "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity"(UNESCO)
  • What is Mediterranean Diet? Moderate wine drinking is part of the Mediterranean diet, together with abundant and variable plant foods, high intake of cereals, olive oil as the main added fat and a low intake of red meat (Giacosa A et al., Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2014 Sep 10)
  • History: Italy, the Cradle of Mediterranean Diet, inherited ancient Latin Culture of Taste and Healthy Eating. Read more
  • A growing body of scientific evidence reveals that Mediterranean Diet has beneficial effects on human health (evidence of protection against cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cognitive decline, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, liver diseases). 
  • Study published in Nutrition:"Highly important that children and adolescents adhere to Mediterranean Diet as the healthier dietary choice"

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