Dieta mediterranea: Non solo cibo

Translated title of the contribution: Mediterranean diet: Not only food

Letizia Da Vico, Susanna Agostini, Silvia Brazzo, Barbara Biffi, Maria Luisa Masini

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The proposal of a Mediterranean way of life is much more than advise how to eat. The Mediterranean Diet, a model of Sustainable Diet, is an example of how to combine personal choices, economic, social and cultural rights, protective of human health and the ecosystem. There is in fact fundamental interdependence between dietary requirements, nutritional recommendations, production and consumption of food. In literature studies and nutritional and epidemiological monitoring activities at national and international level have found a lack of adherence to this lifestyle, due to the spread of the economy, lifestyles of the Western type and globalization of the production and consumption. To encourage the spread of a culture and a constant practice of the Mediterranean Diet, there are some tools that are presented in this article. The Mediterranean Diet Pyramid in addition to the recommendations on the frequency and portions of food, focuses on the choice of how to cook and eat food. The "Double Food Pyramid" encourages conscious food choices based on "healthy eating and sustainability. All the nutrition professionals and dietitians in particular should be constantly striving to encourage the adoption of a sustainable and balanced nutrition.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalMonaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Da Vico, L., Agostini, S., Brazzo, S., Biffi, B., & Masini, M. L. (2012). Dieta mediterranea: Non solo cibo. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Cardiac Series, 78(3), 148-154.