Friday, March 9, 2018
The Italian Diet ~ Probably, the Healthiest in the World...
Yes, Italy is the second healthiest country in the world. Why? Italians are healthy because of what they eat. Yes, they love pasta and homemade with quality flour makes for good carbs. However, one can definitely stress the olive oil, hard cheeses, fruits and nuts in season, fresh herbs, tomatoes and sunshine that are working miracles in the Italian diet.
Meat is not eaten in Italy in the same portions as one will find in the U.S. and the amount of fat in the meat they prefer is also a lot less. On the coast, they do eat more fish/seafood; whereas, in/upland a bit more rustic breads, cured ham and olives; overall, Italians celebrate life and that is the key!
And, let's not forget the wine, when consumed in moderation, it makes the heart glad.
"Wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts" ~ Psalm 104:15.
Sources ~ [http://www.italiantribune.com/italy-second-healthiest-country-in-the-world/].