Expo-Press Conference: “The Mediterranean diet in the first year of life.”
Monday, October 19, at the Expo in Milan, we held the press conference to present the book Scientific “The Mediterranean diet in the first year of life” at the Italian Pavilion, space HERE Pizza & Pasta. The volume edited by Raffaella de Franchis, was made in collaboration with the Working Group of the Mediterranean Diet in Pediatrics Italian Federation of Paediatricians of Naples and with the Industrial Union Section Food Industry.
The focus of attention is the Mediterranean Diet in the age of weaning, a lifestyle to be taken to have the benefits of healthy eating from an early age. Fruits, vegetables, many vegetables, olive oil, whole grains, fish and very little meat, rather than a diet too rich in fats, proteins and sugars, are useful for the growth and development of the organism, reduce the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
The Mediterranean diet, in fact, besides being a way of eating, it is a real one’s lifestyle, is a civilization of the table, where the food is his code millennium. For the Greeks diaita meant “rule of life”, referring not only to a dietary pattern, but also referring to a lifestyle conducive to well-being, a way of life beautiful and good.
It was the American physiologist Ancel Keys, the most important of the twentieth century, to realize, during the Second World War, the health benefits of this way of eating and coined the term “Mediterranean Diet” diet understood Greek etymology, as a lifestyle and not just as food.