Endocrinologists at the Hospital Clinico San Carlos have shown that following a Mediterranean Diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil and pistachios during pregnancy improves the health of pregnant women and children in their first two years of life.

The benefit of avoiding being overweight during pregnancy by following a Mediterranean Diet, especially in women who have a body mass index less than 25 and a normal level during pregnancy of glucose tolerance, is associated with a reduction in hospital admissions for their children up to two years of age, as reported by the hospital center.

"In the children of mothers who had a healthier diet during pregnancy based on the Mediterranean Diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil and pistachios as dried fruit, a reduction in hospital admissions was observed due to bronchiolitis, asthma, or infectious diseases 25% ”.

The group from the San Carlos Clinic had previously shown that early adherence to the Mediterranean Diet with a supplement of intake of extra virgin olive oil and walnuts can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus and other negative consequences.

Now it is verified that there is a clear benefit relationship between the consumption of the Mediterranean Diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil and pistachios for pregnant women, which is associated with a better anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and better microbiota profile, which induces beneficial results. for the health of children in their first two years of life.