March 12, 2017
Don’t let people confuse you. Stick to the easy Mediterranean Diet
Easy Mediterranean Diet
Rachel Laudan is one of the persons who think that Mediterranean Diet claims to be the present food pattern of the Mediterranean people, including Spanish one. She seems to have a vast knowledge of the Spanish gastronomy and probably knows that in this country, the habits of the population have derived towards a “global fattening pattern” whose awards should be conceded to the fast-food companies, manufacturing food organizations and especially to the “godfathers” of the trans fat industry.
I know many people who follow the easy Mediterranean Diet, including myself. A light version of the one discovered by Mr. Ancel Keys, whom Mrs. Laudan does not seem to admire too much. Anyway, he was a person which every American citizen should be proud of.
The real Mediterranean Diet followers have the advantages of being allowed to eat many delicious things forbidden to other dieters. We have practically no restrictions in natural products and enjoy from time to time foods as “jamón ibérico”, “cocido madrileño”or “bacalao al pil pil”. But we are careful of not eating more calories that the amount we spend. This is what Rachel Laudan call “Mediterranean life-style.” We burn many calories in sports, outside activities and of course making love. Fifty years ago, Mediterranean people had long working days, most of them in the country, and for the number of children they used to have, we may infer that they also had the same type of free enjoyment.
That people did not pass many health controls. So we cannot say how their constants were. I can talk about ours. Our glucose is invariably around 100, our “bad cholesterol” is very low, our “good cholesterol” higher than average, our heart rate about 50-60 in bed (relaxed), our blood pressure around 70-110, and even we suffer a very low incidence of other problems as cancer, asthma, Parkinson, Alzheimer and so on…
By the way, apart from many other antioxidants, we drink good wine, especially red