Want to know eating tips such as what we can "steal" from these countries?
Healthy Tip # 1: Eat lots of whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Conducted in countries: China and Greece
In some countries, meat is only complementary. Traditional Chinese meal menu for example, consists only of vegetables, fruit and grain. "As with the Greek community who think that the vegetables and legumes (like beans) as a main dish, rather than complementary," says Antonia Trichopoulou, MD, Ph.D., professor at the University of Athens Medical School and director of WHO's Nutrition Center .
According to the study, three or more servings of grains and vegetables and fruits every day can reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease and some types of cancer.
Healthy Tip # 2: Enjoy your meal Conducted in countries: Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Japan
"Ritual" eat in those countries can last for hours. Even in Greece they "eat slowly, in regular time setap day and carried on where / convenient location," said Trichopoulou.
Meanwhile, for the nation of France, Italy and Spain, food is a time to gather with family and friends. Yes, a meal can strengthen relationships. When eating in a calm and happy, then the body will be able to process food quickly.
Healthy Tip # 3: Watch your portions Conducted in countries: France, Japan
Indonesia has a lot of foods that are tasty and healthy. All we need is to pay attention to the amount of food we consume. The average French people eat 25% less than Americans, so the results of research conducted by the University of Pennsylvania. In Japan more regularly again, the food usually served in small pieces and eaten from small bowls, not the width of the plate. Okinawa community even has a custom called "hara hachi bu," or "8 out of 10". That is, the people of Okinawa will stop eating when they feel their stomachs were filled 80% before completely full.
Healthy Tip # 4: Eat a variety of fresh foods Conducted in countries: Italy, France, Greece, Japan, and Indonesia.
Any foreign tourists visiting the traditional markets or supermarkets in Indonesia would be amazed at the abundance of fresh produce food choices Indonesia. Sundanese people known for their love of fresh vegetables or other raw foods such as Karedok. Coastal communities in the Lake Toba Batak also consume fresh fish without cooking, just like the Japanese with his Sashimi.
Research proves that fresh foods provide more fiber, fewer calories, the good cholesterol, and low in salt and sugar. That's why this year began to globalize a trend called the Raw Food Revolution in developed countries.
Healthy Tip # 5: Spice up your plate Conducted in countries: India, China, Thailand, Indonesia
The presence of spices in a dish can double the deliciousness.Besides flavor, the spice is also known as low-calorie and fat-free.Several types of spices such as garlic, thyme, rosemary, cinnamon, cloves and turmeric also has properties to fight disease and reduce levels of bad cholesterol in the body.