Even Mediterranean diet suffers from the economic crisis, says Coldiretti

Posted on May 19 2014 by Redazione
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dieta-mediterraneaEconomic crisis collapsed the expense of the Italians at the table. The decline in consumption has involved the Mediterranean diet as cash-strapped Italian consumers are spending less on fresh foods: pasta, extra virgin olive oil, from fish to vegetables – in the first two months of this year – fell by 4-7% compared to 2013.
Mediterranean diet is a heart-healthy eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds and healthy fats, and it has been recognised as one of the healthiest in the world.
On December 4, 2013, UNESCO recognized, during its meeting in Baku, this diet pattern as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Spain, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus and Croatia.
Coldiretti explains the negative trend in place for years. The products of the Mediterranean diet are those who have suffered the most cutting spending on food that was on average equal to 2 per cent.