Did you know that some countries have a healthy eating habit? According to Michel Montignac in his book The French Diet: The Secrets of Why French Women Do not Get Fat, and also research if the food is often consumed by the nations of Asia and the Mediterranean has a lot of proactive nutrition needed by the body. For that reason, it is a if we heed 5 healthy eating tips from the most healthy countries in the world. courtesy:healthycookingtrend.com
> Eat a lot of grain, vegetables and fruits.
(Conducted in the countries: China and Greece)
In some countries, meat only as complement in main dishes. According to the research, the portion of three or more grain and vegetables and fruit each day can reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease and some types of cancer. The traditional Chinese food, for example, consists only of vegetables, fruit and grain. “As with the Greek community who assume that the vegetables and legumes (like beans) as the main food, not a complement.
> Enjoy your meal
(Conducted in the country: Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Japan)
There is a relation between eating in a quiet condition and health. When eating with a calm and happy, the body will be able to process food quickly. “Ritual” food in these countries can be held for long hours. Even in Greece they “eat slowly, in the every minutes, regularly and done on the comfortable place / location. Furthermore, food can strengthen relationships. The French, Italian and Spanish, the food is a time to gather with family and friends.
> Watch your portions
(Conducted in the country: France, Japan)
The average French eats 25% less than the American, that’s the result of research conducted by the University of Pennsylvania. In Japan more regularly again, the food is presented in the usual small size and eat from small bowls, not on the wide plate. Okinawa people have habits called a “burly hachi bu,” or “8 out of 10.” This mean, people of Okinawa will stop eating when they feel their stomach is fully 80% before fully satisfied.
> Konsumsilah variety of fresh food
(Conducted in the country: Italy, France, Greece, Japan, and Indonesia.)
Each foreign tourist who visits the traditional market or supermarket in Indonesia will feel amazed to see the many choices of fresh food produce Indonesia. That’s why Indonesia had 3.5 century colonized by some country in Europe just because they tempted by Indonesian food that plenty of spices. Research proves that fresh food contains a lot of fiber, less calories, good cholesterol, and low salt and sugar. That is why this year’s start a global trend called the Raw Food Revolution in the developed countries.
> Spice up your plate
(Conducted in the country: India, China, Thailand, Indonesia)
Spices in a dish can make it to be more delicious cuisine. The fact that many people should know is, spices are also low calorie and fat free. Several types of spices such as garlic, thyme, Rosemary, cinnamon, cloves and turmeric also have the property to fight diseases and reduce bad cholesterol level in the body.