The study carried out by Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, positions Spain as the healthiest country in the world among 169 nations. This year it ranks first with 92.75 points, displacing Italy to a second place.
The Mediterranean diet has been considered a World Heritage Site since 2010 and is even a model to follow in terms of preventive medicine.
This reminds us once again that the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle in general, is the greatest wealth we have, being this a key factor in reducing cardiovascular problems and deaths from cancer.
Fortunately, we have an immense variety of fresh, quality food and products that we can take advantage of each season.
The Mediterranean diet is born on three key axes: diet, physical exercise and climate.
The three main contributions of healthy fats and energy of this diet are Olive Oil, fish and nuts.
Through this lifestyle, we seek to reduce the consumption of meat (red), carbohydrates and sugars, and prioritize the consumption of vegetables and legumes, fruits, whole grains, nuts and fish and shellfish.
Another golden rule is…
Eat oily fish at least twice a week. Among other benefits, its healthy fatty acids protect the cardiovascular system and our heart.
And in this, the canning sector plays a fundamental role. In the fast-paced society in which we live, we do not find time to prepare the best recipes every day or to buy fresh produce. Fish and seafood preserves are the ideal option for these cases, avoiding that we stop consuming them due to lack of time, providing us with variety and a source of quality proteins.
In addition, the use of olive oil as a conservation method is another way of spreading the healthiness of our Mediterranean diet.
Cover photo: 65ymas.com