Pope Francis, here is the ad hoc diet of the Calabrian nutritionist

“The diet should be rich in fiber and low in saturated fats, more wholemeal complex carbohydrates, extra virgin olive oil, with proteins: more lean meats, however, and above all fish”

What diet does Pope Francis observe? Bergoglio, who has been advised by doctors to lose a few kilos since he suffers from sciatica, observes a sober diet: pasta or white rice, seasonal fruit and vegetables; fish and white meat, no sweets. Now the Pontiff is treating a very acute and infectious bronchitis, as he himself explained. What should the ad hoc diet look like? Giorgio Calabrese, a nutritionist specialized in food science, explains this to Adnkronos.

“From a human point of view, as a clinical nutritionist – observes Calabrese – I would like to give him a hand because he is our spiritual guide in the world but the physical part, for his part, is a little neglected. It is possible, considering his size, that there could be an increase in insulin and therefore that he is a bit borderline with diabetic and blood pressure problems. The diet should be rich in fiber and low in saturated fats, more wholemeal complex carbohydrates, extra virgin olive oil, with proteins: more lean meats, however, and above all fish”.

The well-known nutritionist observes: “The Pope is naturally followed well also from the point of view of nutrition but as a clinical nutrition scientist I think I’m not wrong in saying that perhaps the Pope doesn’t follow the diet to the end. He is a man of great spirituality who thinks very little about his body and very much about the faith and spirituality that he transmits every day”.



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