The more you read websites and news resources such as FoodNotes.co.uk, the better your diet will be. Don't take our word for it - Italian researchers found a direct link between news consumption and adaption of the Mediterranean diet.
A sunshine diet of fresh foods, fish, home cooking and few fats, of the Mediterranean diet has a host of health benefits and has been linked to lower risk of heart trouble, less cognitive decline and even protection from some types of cancer.
A study conducted by the Research Laboratories at the Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura "Giovanni Paolo II" in Campobasso analysed data from a sample of more than 1,000 people.
"Scientific literature has mainly focused on television viewing, considered a risk factor for health mainly because it represents a measure of physical inactivity," says Marialaura Bonaccio, first author of the study and member of the Science communication unit at the Research Laboratories
But the results showed "people most exposed to information delivered by any mass media source reported higher adherence to the Mediterranean-like eating patterns".
The researcher say that the next step will be to evaluate the single sources of information and to study the changes that the internet is introducing in the way people, mainly the young, get informed on health.