Yesterday Laura Rubio taught us about the olive oil goodness. As a member of an investigation team at the University of Lleida she carried out a study where they proved that olive oil is a very recommendable product to include in our diet every day. She also told us how they worked up to make a new enriched olive oil including some nutrients which are normally lost during the process of production. Unfortunately, we still cannot find this new product in supermarkets. After olive oil came up for discussion other products like milk, wine, pork, sugar, flour, butter, etc… and some different groups were formed in favour or against eating them. Nowadays everyone has his own opinion about nutrition since we have a lot of information available around. Sometimes there are serious disagreements about the same product. Laura highly approved having milk in our diet while Antoni totally disagreed. As usual, Frank brought upcontributed with opinions and studies from the scientific word and quite a lot figures proving those theories.
At last it was an interesting debate.
This week we are recovering the topic of healthy eating. As you know, during the summer we could not count on the presence of Laura Rubio because she couldn’t attend the meeting for illness. Fortunately, we can rescue the “Mediterranean diet” as a topic for next Wednesday. She’s going to tell us how her scientific team has proved the goodness of products from our zone like olive oil or wine against other ingredients typical of other latitudes.
You can learn more about Laura Piqué if you go back to the text posted on Sunday, 30 August 2015. Click here to visit it.
You all are invited as usual next Wednesday, 21th October, 21:30 at the school library. Don't miss this opportunity.
Next Wednesday we are going to talk about nutrition and health. Laura Rubió is 29 years old and works as a Dietitian-Nutritionist in the research group of Nutrition, Lipids and Cardiovascular Diseases Research Group in Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Reus). She did her PhD in Universitat the Lleida, and performed part of her research in The Netherlands. The topic of her research is the role of specific foods and nutrients of the Mediterranean Diet, such as virgin olive oil, in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, which are the primary cause of deaths in developed countries.
We all know that The Mediterranean Diet is a way of eating based on the traditional foods and drinks of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and that it is considered to be a healthy dietary pattern. But, has science proven the effectiveness of the Mediterranean Diet? Which foods does the Mediterranean Diet include? What does not include? Is it enough to choose de right foods or it is rather a lifestyle? How often do you eat alone and how often with friends or family? Do you think that becoming a vegetarian is also a healthy option? In your opinion, what would be the solution to solve the serious problem of obesity and overweight in childhood?
We will discuss all together these and other nutritional issues under the scientific point of view of Laura. She also will give us the basic nutritional recommendations that we should never forget not only to maintain a normal weight but also to have an optimal health and prevent illnesses.