19 Sep 16
Healthiest Countries Around The World
Here is an exert from an interesting article I came across in Huffington Post about the healthiest diets across the globe:
“To research his 2010 book The 5 Factor World Diet, celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak traveled to the healthiest countries around the world to learn more about what made their meals extra nourishing.
He noted that Japanese people eat a wonderful variety of seaweeds, and that Chinese people tried to incorporate at least five different colors in every meal. But Pasternak also came away with some valuable observations about how different the North American way of life was compared to many other countries.
For starters, we eat much bigger portions than people in other countries. We don’t prioritize eating seasonally or locally, and we also add lots of salt, sugar and thickening agents to our foods, explained Pasternak in a phone interview with HuffPost. Contrast that to the healthy Mediterranean, Nordic and Okinawan diets listed below. They all seem to hew closely to an ethos of regional, seasonal produce.
Most other healthy eating cultures also make meals…”
Continue reading on HuffingtonPost.com (links to article)