The Mediterranean Diet, proclaimed an immaterial cultural patrimony of the humanity

Numerous epidemiologic researches demonstrate that there is a direct relationship between Mediterranean diet and prevention of cardiovascular affections. And the extra-virgin olive oil, with all of its healthy properties, is just one of the basic foods of such a nutritional model.
This circumstance has recently been confirmed by Unesco which, in 2010 at Nairobi, proclaimed the Mediterranean diet an “immaterial cultural patrimony of the humanity” and emphasized that this diet is “basically characterized by olive oil, cereals, fresh or dry fruits, and vegetables, a moderate quantity of fish, dairy products, and meat, and many sauces and spices, everything accompanied by wine or infusions”.