Healthy eating habits from around the world
Turmeric is a spice grown in the Malaysian jungles, and packed with curcumin, a natural chemical with fat-fighting properties. Add it to soups, curries, and roasted vegetables.
The Russians usually bake and boil their food instead of frying. And many also grow their own fruits and vegetables in the gardens of their country homes.
Iceland is considered one of the healthiest countries in the world, thanks to a diet high in fresh fish.
The Israelis consume a lot of fruit and vegetables every day, favoring citrus fruits in particular.
A big consumer of olive oil, this is also one of Portugal's national food products. Found in almost all dishes, it's packed with antioxidants and heart-healthy fats.
Islam is the dominant religion in Indonesia. It encourages periodic fasting during Ramadan, with no food between dawn and dusk.
South Africa -
South Africans eat a high-fiber and low-fat diet, with small amounts of processed foods.
Brazilian dishes are made with local ingredients like yams, papaya, black beans, nuts, and açaí berries.
Morocco has many dishes that combine a delicious mix of olive oil, lots of veggies, and healthy spices. Stews like tagine served with couscous are a national dish.
Chowing down with chopsticks can help slow eating speed, which may ultimately decrease the amount of food eaten. With slower eating, the caloric intake is also reduced.
Chileans, along with many South Americans, typically avoid sugar and processed foods. Corn casserole is a popular dish, as well as ceviche, a seafood dish.
Thai cuisine uses some super ingredients like coriander, lemongrass, and ginger, which are known to boost the immune system and aid digestion.
Nuts are a popular snack in parts of Spain, which can benefit your heart health and reduce the amount of saturated fat, salt, and added sugar in your diet.