While diets may fade in and out of fashion, there is one diet that is here to stay.
The Mediterranean Diet is perhaps one of the most famed and significant gastronomic concepts in the world, so much so that in 2010 the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity branch of UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), added the “Mediterranean Diet” to its List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. This move recognized the fact that this style of eating is valued for its traditional and historic qualities, as well as its influence on the lifestyle and culture of the countries who have made it a way of life.
Today, this concept continues to be a hot topic, and one that is readdressed on a regular basis in some of the world’s most definitive publications as more and more details about the benefits of this diet come to light. One such article appeared recently in the New York Times, Mediterranean Diet Shown to Ward Off Heart Attack and Stroke, remarking on the fact that a new study has revealed that around 30% of heart attacks, strokes and heart disease-related deaths could be prevented if high-risk people changed to a Mediterranean diet.
Here at Foods from Spain, it’s no surprise to us that Spanish food and the Spanish dining culture are both healthy and delectable. Spanish gastronomy and the Mediterranean Diet are one and the same, with some of Spain’s finest gastronomic products being none other than incredible and healthy olive oils, beans, fruits and vegetables and fish, among other things.
Need a recipe to prepare a dish using these ingredients? Then look no further than the Foods from Spain recipe archive, where you will find delicious recipes for things like Mejillones en vinagreta (Mussels in vinaigrette), Menestra de verduras (Vegetable medley) and Bacalao confitado (Poached cod in olive oil confit), among many others – and start enjoying the benefits of this healthy and delicious lifestyle right away!