Experts in the fields of health, sustainability and culture have shown that the lifestyle promoted and defended by the Mediterranean diet, which includes all foods, is one of the healthiest and most sustainable. The International Congress on the Mediterranean Diet has concluded with a series of arguments that deserve to be taken into account:
-It is necessary to join forces to preserve the traditional Mediterranean diet, which is really, as scientifically proven, protective of health, especially against cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes.
-For what “it is necessary to safeguard this heritage that is Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, as explained by the president of Congress, Ramón Estruch.
As could be specified in the Congress, institutions such as UNESCO, FAO and WHO are safeguarding the Mediterranean diet and promoting it from generation to generation.
As explained by Eurocarne: “The Mediterranean diet as a food system stands as a sustainable alternative to the food system characteristic of rich countries today, which is not viable in the long term. This encompasses the total sustainability of the planet and the recommendations on consumption food preferably local, seasonal, among other aspects, as well as cuisine based on recipes and culinary methods inspired by our culture and biodiversity for the health of our planet and the fight against climate change.”
The International Mediterranean Diet Congress took place on April 6 and 7 with the participation of important professionals in the field of nutrition and health, at a national and international level.
The conclusions and investigations of the Congress can be found in this link