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Do you want to eat healthy but without it being boring? Well, here you have the healthiest cuisines in the world.
Across the world, people chow down on delicious eats without compromising their bodies. Many cuisines of the world rely on natural ingredients and time-testing preparation methods. Here are the top 3 healthiest cuisines around.
Mediterranean food originated on the Greek island of Crete, the reason why Cretans have a higher life expectancy and lower risk of heart disease largely.
“This diet has lots of olive oil, not much meat, a lot yogurt and fresh fruits, vegetables, garlic, tomatoes, and nuts,” says pediatric nutritionist and dietician Keith Ayoob. The best part? You don’t need to book a flight to Greece, this cuisine is so popular that you can get it anywhere around your area or you can easily make it at home!
Japanese people have a diet rich in seafood and fresh vegetables. That’s why people on the Japanese island of Okinawa have some of the lowest rates of chronic disease, as well as the longest life span, in the world.
“The cuisine of Japan is generally considered to be healthy, with loads of vegetables and seafood in healthy preparations, such as a light steam or a quick stir-fry,” explains Marci Clow, a senior nutritionist at Rainbow Light.
Yes! Traditional Mexican food is healthy, of course, you have to avoid burritos and drive-thru staples. “Beans are big here, so is fruit, so fiber plays a role in this cuisine,” says Ayoob, who adds that beans are “among the healthiest foods.”
Do not eat too many dishes with lots of cheese and sour cream as they are not so healthy, with foods like flautas, chimichangas, nachos, and chips. Authenticity is key here, as you’ll find plenty of vegetable-heavy dishes prepared in a healthy manner if you’re discerning about your choice of restaurant.