Healthy Italy… or is it?

Sep 12, 2019 55

BY: CHIARA D'ALESSIO

Ah! The Mediterranean diet!  UNESCO Intangible Heritage, the way of life all the world envies to the countries of the Mare Nostrum. We Italians based almost our entire cuisine on it: plenty of vegetables, good starches, fish, extra virgin olive oil and, of course, a healthy half-tumbler of wine with each meal.

The image of the country, in fact, is so tied to that of a health based on good food and proper eating habits, that saying “Italian” brings to mind almost univocally the image of someone with a good appetite and a joyful attachment to food, but always fit and healthy. There is a lot of truth in all of this, but all that glitters is not gold, in the end. 

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SOURCE: https://italoamericano.org/

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