Looking for a few healthy tips to add to your daily routine? Well look no further, we bring for you 5 healthy eating habits practiced around the world.
In Japan, a lot of importance is given to the presentation of the food. The Japanese eat smaller portions and use colorful, seasonal vegetables. This is an excellent solution because the portion size reduces your caloric intake and the veggies provide your body with all the important nutrients that it needs. Not only that, but it’s a well-known fact that we eat with our eyes and a visually attractive meal is much more likely to make eating more appealing. Another fact that proves Japans healthy choice is that only around 5 per cent of its’s population are actually classed as obese.
The Ethiopian diet is believed to be one of the healthiest in the world since it includes of lot of root vegetables, beans and lentils. It is also very light on dairy. They use something called ‘teff flourc’ to make flat breads which is a great source of fibre, vitamin C and protein. Teff grains make a great substitute for rice.
Eating with chopsticks slows down food intake and, well, the Chinese have mastered the art over centuries. Research also shows that eating slower can lead to a lower caloric intake. Stop gobbling down that food and enjoy every single bite. Digestion begins in your mouth – eating slowly and chewing food thoroughly before swallowing ensures smooth, complete digestion.
Indian cuisine features tons of spices, which add yummy flavor, appealing color, and surprising health benefits. Spices like turmeric, ginger, and red pepper may help to lower cholesterol. Frequently used aromatics like onions and garlic can lower lipid levels in blood, which could lower risk of heart disease.
From Greece, one healthy eating habit worth taking note of is their regular use of olive oil. It’s full of Omega 3 fatty acids, a well-known healthy fat. Greece also has the highest vegetable consumption in the world as veg is often the main part of a dish. It’s been shown that eating a plant-based diet can result in healthy aging.