According to the best seller French Women Dont Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano, the paradox of how French women consume butter and cream without gaining can be explainedin two words: portion control. They have small amounts of fresh, quality food and antioxidant-rich wine, lingering over multiple courses and savoring every bite.
Scandinavians eat farm to table
The traditional Northern European food philosophy
Okinawa, a Japanese island region, is known to have the highest concentration of centenarians (people aged 100 or older) in the world. Compared to Americans, they have an 80% lower rate of breast cancer death and less than half the rate of ovarian or colon cancer deaths. They also have much lower rates of dementia and a lower risk of heart disease.
The much-heralded Mediterranean diet has been linked to a longer life and a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, Parkinsons, and Alzheimers. As weve heard before, this diet includes good fats(olive oil, nuts, fish), lean proteins, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, and a moderate amount of wine. Of course, its all about knowing when to say bastaenough. "Eat like an Italian" doesnt mean diving into a never-ending pasta bowl.