We’re told that French women don’t get fat, that Okinawans live extraordinarily long and healthy lives (it isn’t unusual for them to celebrate their 100th birthdays) and stay slim throughout, and that people living in countries bordering the Mediterranean have lower rates of heart attacks and cancer than we do.
Is there something in the water that keeps people lean and healthy in those distant places? Probably not. A better question might be ‘what are we doing wrong?’ given the U.S. obesity epidemic and all of its associated health problems - heart disease, diabetes, cancer, to name the biggest risks. Here’s a look at diet (and lifestyle) secrets from around the world that make the difference:
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