The Healthiest Diet in the World

Lorna Darden By Lorna Darden, 3rd Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1mwkycrd/
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Of course, the healthiest diet in the world is not based by Americans. We eat excessively many fried foods and make poor choices when it comes to our diet.

Asian Diet

Of course, the healthiest diet in the world is not based by Americans. We eat excessively many fried foods and make poor choices when it comes to our diet. That is why we are sicklier with diseases and medical conditions than any other country. As tempting and fattening the food may be, still we give in and enjoy the extra pounds followed by heart disease, obesity and other illnesses.


The healthiest diet in the world is the Asian Diet. Have you ever noticed how thin Asians and Japanese people are and how healthy looking they appear to be? Asians have less health problems then Americans, because of the foods they eat. There diet strictly consists of adequate amounts of noodles, rice, breads and other grains, which creates this foundation.


People in Asian countries also eat sufficient amounts of soy products. Soy is known to give great beneficial health results. Soy helps reduce estrogen levels in premenopausal women and lowers the risk of breast cancer. According to Christopher Gardener PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center in Stanford, California soy is very helpful in many ways. This is another reason why the women are healthier than American women are.


Another reason

In China, they consume less meat than Americans do. Chinese eat 4lbs of beef a year. In Japan, they eat more, about 23 pounds of beef and veal a year. The average American chows down about sixty pounds of beef, chicken, pork and other meats. Americans approximately get 33% of their calories from fat, while in Japan it is about 11 percent.


It is clear and obvious as to why we are more overweight and unhealthier, at least some of us. Asian people do not eat many sweets either. Their cholesterol levels are much lower as well.


According to Lola O’Rourke, RD, and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and a nutrition consultant in Seattle, the benefits of the Asian diet is very profound. It aids in reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. The style of Asian cooking differs greatly from American cooking. In their country, meat is admired as a side dish or a condiment. However, with Americans meat is the centerpiece of the meal, especially with barbecues and holiday cooking.


The Fruit and Veggies do tell

Asian women are less likely to suffer from heart disease because of their low fat and high fiber nature of soy. Fruits and veggies play a huge role when it comes to their dishes. These natural foods have high amounts of fiber and antioxidants. Nutritionists say that the daily recommended of fiber is 22 grams. Most Americans only get about 11 to 12 grams; they encourage you to add more to your diet.


The Asian diet is abundant when it comes to fruits, vegetables and other fiber rich foods. Therefore, they get 33grams of fiber and that is more than the recommended daily amount, which is 25grams. Researchers in Harvard School of Public Health did an experiment on 41,000 individuals and it concluded that by increasing your fiber intake by 10grams lowered your risk of getting heart disease by 30 percent.


The Power of Antioxidants

Green tea is important to their diet too. Drinking at least 4 cups of tea a day lowers your risk of heart complications and boosts your immune system. Asians drink tea by the potful, it is potent with antioxidants which protects the body from illness. Black tea is has health benefits, and will reduce certain sickness, but green tea is better, it has more nutritional value (antioxidants). Green tea also prevents stroke. Eggs are included in the diet.


Fish is consumed in the diet as well! Eating even 3 ounces of fish per week provides strong protection when it comes to your heart. Because fish is loaded with omega 3’s fatty oil that is good at strengthening your immune system, improving your skin, nails and leads to greater health. Try to eat a fishmeal at least twice a week. Do not like fish? Add an omega3 supplement to your diet. Walnuts and olive oil also has omega 3 oil.


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author avatar Denise O
6th Jan 2012 (#)

I agree, we do eat rather poorly in this country as a whole. geesh and the recipe I am doing today is fried, oops.LOL
All things in moderation, I say. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Lorna Darden
6th Jan 2012 (#)

Yes we do eat poorly, but if we just watch moderation things can get better Thanks for your comment. LOL! I had fried chicken yesterday, it was so goood!

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author avatar Humza
27th Jul 2012 (#)

yeah am an asian and proud to be one, though we also use alot of oil and ghee

but still, wheat, pulses and veges are a daily thing and as you mentioned are healthy and tastyyyy

you really should try food from some indian or pakistani restaurant

I bet your gonna like it

thanks alot for the great share and an insight into our food


thanks alot :)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Apr 2015 (#)

People are becoming more aware of proper diet. Everything in moderation is my way and I am a vegetarian too. Nice share, Lorna - siva

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