5 of The Healthiest Cuisines In The World
As the number of people with type 2 diabetes globally rises, the World Health Organization decided to dedicate the World Health Day 2016 to the fight against this dangerous disease.
Proper nutrition may be the best way to prevent type 2 diabetes. Therefore, we present some of the healthiest cuisines in the world, which can inspire you to make positive changes in your daily nutrition.
This cuisine is rich in vegetables and fruits, whole grains, nuts, fish, dairy products, while the olive oil is the main source of fat. Sometimes, this cuisine, includes a few glasses of red wine. Many studies highlight the benefits of this cuisine and often is associated with better health status and reducing the risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes.
The population of Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world. A recent study showed that their longevity owes to the Japanese nutrition rich in vegetables, fruits, fish and algae. The Japanese government in 2005 published recommendations for the population about food, where people are encouraged to eat less saturated fat and all kinds of processed food. Studies have shown that people who followed such recommendations have 15 percent lower death rate and are less likely to suffer from congestion of blood vessels.
Rye bread, oily fish, local seasonal fruit, root vegetables and fermented milk are a traditional food of the Nordic peoples like the Swedes, Danes, Norwegians, Finns and Icelanders. A recent study published in "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" found that such a nutrition is just as useful as the Mediterranean, as well as reduces inflammation in the body.
West African cuisine
Mali, Chad, Senegal and Sierra Leone's food is extremely healthy. Researchers at the University of Cambridge who examined the amounts of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and foods rich in fiber and omega 3 fatty acids, found that residents of West African countries consume these foods more than any other people in the world. In addition, they eat less than people in Western countries, which contributes to significantly lower the number of patients suffering from obesity or type 2 diabetes.
The famous "French paradox" has long been puzzling scientists. As a nation that brings so many foods rich in saturated fats have such a low rate of patients with heart disease and obesity? One study has shown that the key is in quantity. So, although the French eat croissants, cheese and meat, they eat small portions. What connects all of these types of cuisines is that they are rich in fruits and vegetables, and legumes. It is extremely important to choose the correct source of fat and give preference to olive oil and unsaturated fats, and eat enough fish.