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Mediterranean Diet

This is the concept reported by studies undertaken around the 1970’s by the American scientist Ancel Keys, whose results were summarized in the "Mediterranean diet".


To summarize, it was demonstrated by a study conducted for 20 years in Finland, Japan, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, the United States and Yugoslavia, that the diet of people who live on the Mediterranean, urge them to be characterized as the ones with thehighest life expectancy rates in the world.

 

This type of diet is also related to drastic reductions in incidences of heart disease and different types of cancer as well as many other infections.


A healthy diet foresees, above all, moderate food consumption, and secondly, careful attention to the chemical composition of the food.The dietary model designated by Ancel Keys which later became known as the “Mediterranean diet”, is based on a few nutrients among which - as far as the type of lipid to consume - is Extra Virgin olive oil. It is considered to play a fundamental role due to its concentration of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Mediterranean diet's virtues have been repeatedly praised by all expert nutritionists. Olive oil constitutes the very essence of healthy mediterranean diets. Olive oil esti... health and the good life!

 

Olive oil is an integral part of the "Mediterranean diet" which is also associated with sensible tasty portions and slower, more enjoyable eating. People who follow this nutritional recommendation have been characterized bya remarkable variety of health benefits. The olive oil according to this type of dietcan quickly satisfy hunger leading to fewer total calories ingested at mealtime
 

Most doctors recommend people to lower total fat and calories in their diet, and also to substitute butter, margarine and tropical oils with healthy fats such as olive oil.

 

The term Mediterranean Diet reflects the characteristic dietary patterns of several Mediterranean countries in the 1960. The connection between Mediterranean diet, longer life expectancy and lower mortality rates due to heart diseases, has also been depicted.


Clinical, epidemiological and biochemical studies have provided very sound biological base regarding the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet.  The high intake of antioxidants derived from the consumption of fruit and vegetables along with the benefits obtained from extra virgin olive oil and the moderate consumption of wine, make the Mediterranean Diet a good choice with innumerable advantages