So what exactly is the the golden pyramid of the mediterranean diet? What is it based on and is really any good for us or just a myth?
2Where Did The Golden Pyramid Originate?
Originally, the Golden Pyramid was used to represent the dietary research that took place after World War II on the island of Crete in Greece and other areas of the Mediterranean coast. At the time of the study, cases of chronic diseases in those areas were the lowest in the world and the life expectancy was also highest, even though very few medical services were offered at the time.
The studies indicated that the lifestyle of the population surrounding the Mediterranean region was likely the reason for the good health and longevity they enjoyed. Amazingly, the people were poor ? but their lifestyle incorporated the freshest and most nutritious foods which grew and could be harvested in the area ? Plus lots of sunshine, fresh air and exercise.