The Mediterranean Diet earns gold as the best general diet of 2019. The US News and World Report is the institution that has awarded this deserved award for being a diet focused on a healthier lifestyle. And the meat has a very high degree of contribution in this award.
The Mediterranean Diet is a valuable cultural heritage that represents much more than a simple nutritional guide, rich and healthy.
It is a balanced lifestyle that includes recipes, cooking methods, celebrations, customs, typical products and diverse human activities that have been developed for over 2,000 years in the Mediterranean region.
And why has he won first place, according to experts?
1.- Because the majority of inhabitants of Mediterranean countries tend to live longer than Americans and suffer fewer diseases such as cancer or heart problems.
2.- For the active lifestyle, weight control and a balanced diet with fruit, legumes, meat and fish.
3.- Because all of the above is combined with daily physical activity (daily walks, for instance).
The secret of the Mediterranean Diet is balance … Not much of one food, not much of others.
Common sense is the norm of the Mediterranean Diet. And therefore … What is not found in the Mediterranean Diet? Ultra-processed foods … that doesn’t mean we can’t consume them … from time to time.
The Mediterranean Diet is one of the elements of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity prepared by UNESCO.
Let’s think things through before deciding: Two thousand years of history of the Mediterranean diet or the elimination of meat from our diet? You choose.