Daily Archives: June 18, 2016


We’ve researched countries around the globe to find out the secrets of longevity. Here’s just a sample of what we’ve learned from studying the diets of people around the world.
France: Secret – appreciating food. The French use dinning as a time to share and communicate with friends and loved ones. As such, they are more attentive to quality food rather than processed foods. Their secret is that they taste better because they season them with olive oil and herbs! Americans tend to eat a lot of their meals alone, on the run. That makes for an environment where any food is acceptable.
Spain: Secret – lots of fish, nuts, and vegetables. Also, healthy fats from olive oil. Surrounded by the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, a mainstay of their diet is fish. They don’t snack on sweets, but on nuts. Almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, and pine nuts are all common in Spanish dishes.
China: Secret – rice, vegetables, and tea. The Chinese eat less than a half-pound of red meat per month. Tea drinkers are half as likely to develop gastric and esphophageal cancers and heart disease as non-tea drinkers. Tea is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which may neutralize cancer-causing free radicals in the body. And a compound found in green tea may boost metabolism.