Despite having a decrease in employment Italians have proved to be counted as the healthiest people in the world. According to a recent Global Health Index, Bloomberg has acclaimed Italy as the healthiest countries on the planet. According to a research, a baby born in Italy can live about 80 years to 89 years of his life.
So here is how Italians can raise their child to be an octogenarian with a diet inclusive of pasta, cheese, red wine, and meat.
They Follow A Mediterranean Diet
A Mediterranean diet is one of the most well-known diets and is supported by many scientists. A proper Mediterranean diet includes whole grains, bread, legumes, potatoes, nuts, seeds, red wine, fruits and vegetables, lean meats, dairy, and extra virgin olive oil.
According to studies, the Mediterranean diet has phenomenal health benefits and one of those is that the diet is ideal to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
They Consume Ideal Proportion Of Food
Italians maintain an ideal proportion of food on their plate. A regular Italian dish serves few fresh vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, lean meats, red wine, a small portion of red meat and few carbohydrates. They consume the right amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Besides, for cooking and dressings, Italians use extra virgin oil which is the best available monosaturated oils and qualifies proper amounts of fats.
Also, the ingredients used by them are fresh and healthy and are purported by the Adam Drewnowski, the director of the Centre for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington.
Italians Prefer Healthy Snacking
Italians chose the right food. They don’t shy away from snacking. Looking at snacking in this way helps people make healthier and make selective choices in the right amounts.
Nutritionist Pietro Migliaccio, The president of the Italian Society of Food Science recommends A cappuccino with a teaspoon of sugar; 20 grams of chocolate; a popsicle; a tiny gelato; or tea with a teaspoon of sugar and two or three miniature pastries; or a Low-fat yoghurt (125 grams), a cereal bar, or an orange juice for a mid-afternoon snack.
They Unwind And Dine
Dining in Italy casually includes socializing and relaxing. Just like other Mediterranean countries, Italy enjoys the experience of having dinner.
Italians usually are not that careful of the calories intake as they are mindful of what they eat and stop eating when they’re full.