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Does the Mediterranean Diet Even Exist?

April 7, 2011
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I was kind of interested in this New York Times article.

My family is Italian, I used to live in Spain and my husband is French. So I’ve gotten in a lot of fights about how crappy the American diet and sedentary lifestyle are.

And my retort is usually that the Europeans are just a few steps behind us (ie, if McDonalds is so gross, why are they all over Europe?)

Americans may have led the way in ulta-convenience living, but as more European move into cubes and out of fields, they too will suffer an increase in illness and pants size.

Instead of pointing the finger, this is an issue that the entire developing world needs to address.

Mexico recently made PE mandatory in schools, took out vending machines and installed water fountains. Why aren’t developed countries following suit?

 

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  1. April 7, 2011 8:03 pm

    Hmmm, the real question is does it STILL exist and if not, what has to happen to bring such a healthy diet back to the country. As for your final point, what an example Mexico shows us by prioritizing movement and healthy food! Que bueno!

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