March 14, 2017
Spanish are worried about the progressive abandon of the Mediterranean Diet
The Spanish authorities are worried about the progressive abandon of the Mediterranean Diet by the youth . Children has been found in a recent survey as the third more obese in the World, after USA and UK ones. New food habits as junk food, TV massive advertised candies, sweets and refreshments, and a lack of exercise and sports are ruining the millenarian Mediterranean Diet.
To fight against this problem and preserve the Mediterranean Diet, several measures are been taken:
1) Parents information campaign about the advantages of the Mediterranean Diet
2) Parents information about nutrition and food label understanding.
3) Teacher’s instructions to teach children how to follow the mediterranean diet
4) Intensify the sports
5) Control the schools menus to make them follow a well balance Mediterranean Diet
6) Teach the children to eat more vegetables, salads and fruits. Five pieces or servings of fruits a day is recommended by the Mediterranean Diet.
7) Make the children forget candies and sweets desserts except in special occasions (birthdays, etc)
8) Ban all trans fat (hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats). They are Mediterranean Diet “terrorist”
9) Use virgin olive oil as much as possible. It is the base of the mmediterranean diet
10) Do not reuse the oil to fry more than two or three times. Trans fats are created in this process.
11) Control of the publicity to ban harmful products for children
12) Stop to the artificial drinks and not natural fruit juices. Better have the fruit piece instead that the juice.
13) Reduce the meat and meat products consumption and increase the fish intake, specially the fat ones (sardines, anchovies, mackerel, tuna, salmon, etc). They are rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
14) Try to make the Spanish population conscious of the importance of the Mediterranean Diet. If the Unesco considers it Patrimony of Mankind, many people will become aware of a Diet tested during thousands of years.
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