The Interterritorial Health Council, made up of doctors and other health professionals, has suggested that alcohol be dropped from the format for Spain's famous menu of the day.
Traditionally, a menu of the day comes with a choice of glass of beer or wine. It is not that long ago that a full bottle of wine would be included along with water as well.
However, with Spain considering tighter restrictions on smoking as part of a new health bill due to be passed next year, the drive to encourage healthier eating is gathering momentum.
Already there is talk of the price of alcohol being increased and bars and restaurants fear that any such move by the government will only turn business away, just as they are finding their feet after the pandemic.
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I know a lot of people think it is OK that lots and lots of workers drink whatever at lunchtime and than climb up onto scaffolding to keep painting or plastering. Alcohol with ur comida is fine if u are a tourist, utterly wrong if you are working, especially with machinery, on heights etc. But only intelligent people understand that.
What does it have to do with the government what a bar includes in its menu del dia? What a stupid story
The Mediterranean diet we are told is healthy one minute, proven by life longevity but a Majorca food tradition is not due to a alcohol drink. Individual choice and social traditions is important, it is who we are as nations and regions and families. The trend to standardisation and the same is everywhere and to me very sad and should be avoided. The fact that a glass of wine will shorten my life by a small amount is not my primary concern. I can’t envision Spock telling the world live long and be miserable! can you.
If Mallorca gets rid of its traditions, and enjoyable life style, why will people want to live here? It will just become a standard destination to the sun, which, (the sun) is not being kind to the island so far this year, in fact from November last year. A recent article in this media said that the Balearics enhance long life, so what is this ???? about heathy life style?
"A lot of people are sayin'"
I 'suggest' it won't happen. Another non story.