The Mediterranean Diet is one of the most “researched” diets of all time and has shown to have positive benefits in respect to heart disease, cognitive health and cancer prevention. The following article is very interesting and presents an additional benefit of changing the food culture in any country seeking to improve health care costs.
One promising change is to encourage healthy eating habits in younger populations – in this case, teenagers. Early nutrition education is of paramount importance for cultural change. This is where prevention of chronic diseases can make a startling difference. FYI: The Global Health Index of 163 countries ranked the U.S. #34. (Bloomberg, March 2017).