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Different eating and drinking habits

Every country has different habits especially when it comes to eating and drinking.  We all know that in China people eat with chopsticks, but we mostly don’t know what we can learn from that and all the different eating habits from countries all over the world. Here are a few countries and what you can learn from them.

 

Italy

A glass of wine per day is actually good. Research has shown that moderate wine consumption can actually increase longevity and reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. Just make sure to stick to wine with meals, because drinking outside of mealtime may raise risk for heart disease. If you are not sure whether you should go for red and white. Read our latest post about wine here.

Italy is heaven for every pasta lover, but a pasta-heavy diet has been shown to increase cardiovascular risk and blood glucose in otherwise healthy Italians.

 

Japan

We all know about the health benefits of seafood and veggies, but if you need a reminder, read our blog post about omega3 here. One unexpected habit to steal from Japanese eating culture is the food presentation. Small portions and colorful, seasonal vegetables make for a visually appealing — and healthy — plate.

 

China

Chowing down with chopsticks can help slow eating speed, which may ultimately decrease the amount of food eaten. Research has shown slower eating may lead to reduced caloric intake.

 

India

Indian cuisine features tons of spices, which add yummy flavor, appealing color, and surprising health benefits. Spices like turmeric and ginger may help to lower cholesterol.

 

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