Spain, the healthiest country in the world for its Mediterranean diet
Spain is the healthiest country in the world, with a score of 92.7 out of 100, advancing up to six positions in the last two years to the top ten countries of the research, according to a study by Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ensures that Spain it is confirmed as a reference global gastronomic destination.
The classification is based on reports from the UN, the World Bank and the World Health Organization that analyze several elements that influence the quality of life of citizens of 169 nations, such as eating habits, life expectancy, smoking, Obesity, among others.
In this edition of 2019, Spain advances six positions and surpasses Italy, so far in first place, thanks to factors such as life expectancy, variable that the publication stresses that has improved thanks to the Mediterranean diet; They are followed by Iceland, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Singapore, Norway, and Israel.
Benefits of the Mediterranean diet
The benefits of the Mediterranean diet emphasizing products such as extra virgin olive oil or nuts, which influences a lower rate of cardiovascular problems, are reported in the
According to a study conducted by the University of the School of Medicine of Navarra, eating habits can provide clues about the health levels enjoyed by Spain and Italy, since a "Mediterranean diet, supplemented with extra virgin olive oil or nuts, had a lower rate of cardiovascular events greater than those assigned to a low-fat diet. "
Therefore, Spain has the longest life expectancy among the nations of the European Union, and the study predicts that by the year 2040, our country will have the highest life expectancy, in almost 86 years, followed by Japan, Singapore, and Switzerland. , according to the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.