Mediterranean diet - Guide for adult population


Source: Fondazione Dieta Mediterranea


As far as the nutritional aspect is concerned, scientific research has shown that favourable effects on health are obtained the closer the diet approaches the Mediterranean diet, characterized by a perfectly balanced combination of seasonal fruit and vegetables, fish, cereals and legumes, extra virgin olive oil, with a reduced consumption of meat, cheese and alcohol. The food pyramid is an educational strategy with the aim of guiding the population towards healthier food choices. At the base of the pyramid, we find physical activity (which must be practiced daily), conviviality, the choice of local products and seasonality (especially fruit and vegetables). Going up, the frequency of intake of the various food groups is shown.