Bad tongues say that the secret of Queen Elizabeth II's longevity from England (92) is in four cocktails that the monarch allegedly takes on daily basis. However, this widespread rumor, among other things, was denied by one who was the official cook at Buckingham Palace for 11 years, Darren McGrady, is nothing more than another myth in the long list of foods and beverages she's awarding the fabulous power to prolong life. Experts never lose a warning that there is no magic formula. In fact, the trick to live more and better is even easier. You just need to follow the specific diet: the Mediterranean.
According to the World Health Organization, the Mediterranean diet, along with Nordic diet, She is one of the most favorable for health. But, due to difficulties, new consumer habits and work commitments, few respect the food plan at face value.
Mediterranean diet, good for the brain and heart.
According to research published in the British Medical Journal, it is essential to respect each step as this diet This can help us delay aging.
"The Mediterranean Plan is more than just a food scheme, is a set of skills, knowledge, practices and traditions that go from the landscape to the table, "said Isabel Bartume, a dietary nutritionist at the Mediterranean Diet Foundation, so much that UNESCO declared in 2010 as an intangible heritage of humanity. , is what our grandparents and grandfathers carried it, "was the one who set the countries of the Mediterranean basin on the axis of longevity." At this point, it is legitimate to ask where the faculty of life extension comes from.
Sesame or sesame. Photo: East
In the words of Dr. Ramon Estrich, Senior Consultant in the Internal Medicine Department at the Clinic de Barcelona, "The key lies in the food group that constitutes the Mediterranean diet and that they contain nutrients with an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory basis. "As they explain, these two properties are those that" prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, or neurodegenerative problems. "Hence, aging is manageable and, he says , "life goes on".
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Despite its multiple benefits, fashion and socioeconomic fluctuations have caused a gradual abandonment of eating habits of generations that immediately precede our. The consequences are visible. "Obesity is a major epidemic of the 21st century, and cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death", recalls Bertomu. However, eating the Mediterranean diet is far from difficult. Here are some suggestions so you can redirect your way of eating to a healthier lifestyle.
Ontaste and its nutrients. Photo: East
The president of the recommendation catalog is olive oil, which should be the main one – but only one, adding fat. "If it's an extra virgin, it's better," Estrüh says. Preserved in Mediterranean gastronomic customs, this food rich in monounsaturated fatty acids has cardioprotective properties.
The fish is still one of the main meals of the Mediterranean diet. Photo: East
In the second step of what does not cease to be a pyramid, we find foods of plant origin. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and walnuts – must be a basic pillar day by day. Dr. Estruh points out that, in general, it is always advisable to keep this type of product close and, in particular, the walnuts to have no salt and be unnecessary.
Bread and cereal foods, such as pasta, rice or cereal crops, They also play an important role in everyday habits, because they are a powerful source of energy. All this, without forgetting dairy products, especially yogurt and fresh cheese; it is essential for the diet to be fully balanced.
The benefits of olive oil increase when consumed as part of a Mediterranean diet.
Although there are different opinions about which quantities should be taken, the egg can not be missed in the Mediterranean lifestyle scheme.
In the same way, food of animal origin can not be excluded. While the Mediterranean diet guidelines provide advice on the high consumption of blue fish, it is recommended that they be mitigatedRed meat meal one or two days a week. In this sense, experts argue that this is fundamental, but the excess may have opposite effects.
Fruits and vegetables, legumes, cereals, fish, olive oil and moderate consumption of wine are the basis of the Mediterranean diet.
At a moderate frequency, the wine is found. "It's a traditional beverage that swallowed during meals strengthens the protective effect of Mediterranean nutrition," says Dr. Estrüh. Although beer is trying to squeeze the list, it has not yet reached the antioxidant properties of the wine (red).
Regarding whether or not to eat food, experts say "You do not have to demonize anyone." But they add that, if possible, the consumption of processed products, industrial cakes or sugar drinks is reduced to a maximum. After all, to suppress what our ancestors did not have.
Source: La Vanguardia