The Five Healthiest Cuisines
Types of food for the healthy eater
Mediterranean Lots of dark leafy vegetables, fresh fruit, beans, lentils, grains, olive oil, and omega-3 fish.
Japanese Rich in fruits and vegetables; prepared by steaming. Includes fiber-rich root veggies like daikon, iodine-rich foods like seaweed, seafood packed with omega-3, and whole-soy foods.
Vietnamese Includes flavorings and herbs (like mint, star anise, red chili, and cilantro) that are also used as alternative remedies for many ailments; vegetables; and seafood; cooked with water or broth instead of oils.
Italian (Italian-American is not as healthy). Incorporates healthy ingredients like tomatoes, olive oil, basil, parsley, and oregano.
Spanish Jam-packed with fresh seafood, vegetables, and olive oil. And the tradition of eating small plates of food (tapas) helps with portion control.