March 11, 2017
Due to the atlantic diet, in the atlantic regions there are a lot of centenarian people
Atlantic diet seafood
The so called Atlantic Diet is rich in fish, vegetables and fruits
The Atlantic Diet Foundation and the Galician Association for the Atlantic Diet Studies are trying to prove that the benefits of this diet are higher than the Mediterranean one. They say that the rate of centenarian people is 300% of that of some Mediterranean regions. It is supposed to be because their olive oil, vegetables, fruits and fish intakes are also higher than in those other regions.
It is probably true. Galician is one of the best gastronomic places in the World. They may have a better nutrition pattern, better habits… but there is something undeniable. They are fantastic followers of the Mediterranean Diet willy-nilly!
You only have to see their Decalogue:
Atlantic Diet Decalogue:
- Eat lots of fish (sea and river) and shellfish (mollusks and crustaceans), which constitute the vast natural reserves of the Atlantic current.
- Eat plenty of plant foods: cereals, potatoes and vegetables.
- Try to have a high consumption of fruits and vegetables.
- Use olive oil as the main cooking fat, especially as oil dressing.
- Consume dairy products daily.
- Meat consumption is important and should be done in moderation.
- It is recommended fluid intake, drinking water as priority of excellence. The wine must be taken through moderate consumption, responsibly, intelligently and accompanied with food.
- Prepare the food in the easiest way, in order to maintain the quality of the ingredients and their nutritional value.
- Keep to the Atlantic traditional eating habits. Learn to eat and to enjoy it.
- Do physical activity or exercise every day. It is as important as what you eat.
(They probably forgot to include the eggs, a very important resource of the Galician gastronomy. They also forgot to specify that the olive oil should be virgin ).
We highly recommend going to Galicia! It’s a region you will never forget.
Atlantic diet cradle: Galicia, located in the north of Spain