The Italian food pyramid establishes dietary daily, weekly and occasional guidelines in order to follow a healthy and balanced diet.
Every day cereals in the form of bread, pasta, rice, couscous and others, vegetables, fruit, water, moderate amounts of dairy products
Olive oil as main source of dietary lipids.
Spices, herbs, garlic and onions to add flavor to dishes for a reduction in salt use. A daily moderate consumption of wine during meals. Weekly consumption of proteins as legumes,
fish and shellfish,, white meat, and eggs, and limited red meat intake. Occasionally
sugar, candies, pastries and sweetened beverages are allowed to be consumed in small amounts and set aside for special occasions.
In order to steer the population towards healthier eating behaviors, the Italian Ministry of Health has entrusted a Group of Experts (D.M. of 1.09.2003) with the task of developing a reference diet model that is consistent with the current lifestyle and food tradition of Italy.
Thus was born the weekly pyramid of the Italian lifestyle that is based on the definition of Quantity Of Well-being (QB) for both food and physical activity. From this model of diet comes the Italian food pyramid, which elaborated by the Institute of Food Science of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", indicates the recommended daily food consumption Read more