“Good to eat”, the new issue of Mètode

The monograph delves into the relationships between food, society and health

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What we eat is determined by numerous factors. It can influence not only our health but also the way we relate to others. We live in a context where the large amount of information available to us sometimes does not make it easy for us to make decisions, but rather the opposite. As Gonzalo Casino and Montserrat Rabassa, coordinators of “Good to eat “, state in the introduction: “Never before has it been so easy to eat well and to eat poorly”.

The special monograph begins with an article by Patricia Aguirre, Full Professor of Food Anthropology at the National University of Lanús (Argentina), about the social history of food. Researchers Raul Zamora-Ros and Carlos Alberto González, from the Institute of Biomedical Research (IDIBELL) in Bellvitge, Spain, present recent advances in nutritional epidemiology as a prominent tool to study the relationship between food and disease. Clara Gómez-Donoso, Miguel A. Martínez-González and Maira Bes-Rastrollo, from the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the University of Navarre, explore the need to move towards healthier and more sustainable consumption in industrialised societies.

The monograph «Good to Eat» continues with the contribution of Maria Manera and Gemma Salvador, dietitian-nutritionists of the Public Health Agency of Catalonia, who present the main adaptations of food guidelines to their context and to the new scientific evidence gathered over the years. For their part, M. Carmen Blanco Gandía, Macarena González-Portilla, and Marta Rodríguez-Arias, researchers and lecturers at the University of Zaragoza and the University of Valencia, consider from the field of biopsychology whether ultra-processed food can become a gateway to addiction. This monograph closes with a paper by José Miguel Soriano del Castillo, Professor of Nutrition and Bromatology at the University of Valencia, and researcher M. Inmaculada Zarzo Llobell, on the dangers of miraculous diets.

The monograph is illustrated by the artist José María Molina Ciges, one of the most relevant figures in contemporary Valencian art, who in this collection of works pays homage to the Italian painter Giorgio Morandi.

© Mètode 2020