What do Most of the World's Most Health Benefiting Diets all have in Common with each other?
There is no doubt that each culture has different eating and lifestyles compared to other countries around the world. Some eat larger portions than the people in foreign countries, and some countries consume a lot of GMO foods, lots of salts, thickening agents found in our foods, processed foods, and sugary foods. Some cultures will load up on cereal, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sugary pastries roasted meats, Belgium waffles,and pancakes for breakfast. Other countries do in fact have multiple courses of meals at times, but their food is much healthier and less fattening that the foods that humans typically want to eat at a meal. There are five in particular diets that are diverse, but do have common factors in healthier eating.
This may not seem like a very healthy diet, but people who live this healthy diet show some of the highest life expectancies; and the lowest obesity rates. Yet, this diet consist of breads, non fat- free yogurt, butter, and non fat- free cheeses. This diet consist of regular yet small portions of chocolates and cheeses. While this diet does contain fruits and vegetables they are not the main highlights of the diet. But, the smaller portions do help to make this diet successful!
The Okinawa Diet is a very nutrient dens, and low calorie diet. This diet highlights fruits and vegetables( such as leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and yellow and green vegetables). But, it does allow for limited meats (mainly lean meats and seafood); refined grains( ex. rice), and dairy products that are not fat free. Sugars and salts are eaten, but not in any way consumed to a large extent in other words very limited amounts of the sweet and savory flavors.
The Mediterranean Diet has reduced fish and poultry foods that are eaten sometimes on a regular basis, but in limited portions. Sparse red wine is drank on occasions. There is very little read meats, sugars, and salts eaten in this diet. The diet mainly highlights vegetables( leafy greens, yellow and green vegetables, and tomatoes), nuts, olive oil, legumes, and fruits.
The New Nordic Diet limits meats( mainly red meats), alcohol, desserts( pastries, cakes, and breads), and dairy foods( cheeses, yogurts, and milks). The diet replaces olive oil with rapeseed oil. The diet mainly highlights seafood( fish and shellfish), rapeseed oil( in the place of olive oil), eggs, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
To begin with, all of these diets contain lower calorie food intakes; and for the most part smaller portions. Each diet limits red meats, poultry items, sugars, salts, and sometimes eggs. Each diet highlights fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and non fat free dairy products( more natural dairy products). No GMO, sugary, salty, and heavily meat containing diets. All stick to the basics that nature provided that is proving to be much healthier, and more beneficial to out bodies health. These diets also contain little( some poultry items) to no processed foods(which are extremely unhealthy).