Pizza or Pasta?
A report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests that maybe eating Italian is not so healthy.
They say that recipes like Spaghetti, Lasagna, meatballs, etc…are high in calories and full of saturated fat.
Generally most people believe the Mediterranean diet is eating like the countries of the Mediterranean cuisine. But it’s not so.
There are thousand of recipes, those healthy, those tasty and those fatty. It’s normal!
The Mediterranean diet is based on:
- Olive Oil
But It doesn’t mean that all recipes that contains these foods are healthy.
I think that it’s a responsibility of the e restaurants to inform the consumer about the calories and provide a food chart in their menu.
The risk is that the consumer could believe all Italian recipes are healthy.
I’d like also to clarify some things:
- I’m Italian and I think that these restaurants haven’t nothing of Italian. They are managed as business…and everybody of us know that Money=Unhealthy.
- A typical Italian restaurant should be family managed and of little dimensions. I had a look on the websites of these chains and I saw also “Franchising”….what?!
- How can they “sell” the Italian cuisine? Who guarantee you that the ower is another Italian?
- Another thing to consider is that today the Italian cuisine in America is an evolution of the tradition. So most foods don’t come from Italy and recipes have been modified.
Try to cook the Pasta with the Italian water instead of the American one and feel the difference!