The Pioppi Diet – celebrating green leaves

salad on a plateAn interesting read sent to us by Ian Richardson with his initial thoughts on the subject:

I have just read a book about the The Pioppi Diet (aka a Mediterranean diet as practiced by the villagers of Pioppi) – this seems very compelling, destroying a number of myths and taking a holistic view of how our diet impacts our health for good and ill.

Foods to be avoided:

  1. Bread and everything else made with flour
  2. Cereals
  3. Potatoes and other white root vegetables
  4. Foods containing much sugar
  5. All sweets

You can eat as much as you like of the following foods:

  1. Meat, fish, birds
  2. All green vegetables
  3. Eggs
  4. Cheese
  5. Fruit, except grapes and bananas

BOOK: The Pioppi Diet: A 21-Day Lifestyle Plan. As heard on The Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio 2 – 29 Jun 2017

The Pioppi Diet: Eat Like An Italian For Heart Health And Longevity by the Be Well Team