5 Healthy Eating Habits From Around The Globe

Good eating habits are essential to living a healthy and potentially longer life. To help you along, we've collected some of the healthiest eating habits from around the world!

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Portion control

One country that doesn't seem to have a significant issue with obesity is Japan. That probably has to do with the fact that the Japanese people generally eat smaller portions. And while it can be a challenge to cut down your portion size, you might be surprised by how satiated you can feel when you eat less.

Eat slower

While this habit isn’t from any specific region of the world, it is something that’s commonly adopted by people in France. The more time you take to eat your food, the more time you give your stomach to tell your brain that you’re no longer hungry. So by the time you’ve finished your plate, you'll be less inclined to want more food. 

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Add spices

This healthy habit is not for those who can't handle the heat. If you do like spicy food, though, then you should try incorporating spices like ginger, turmeric, and curry. Aside from adding a solid punch to your meal, these spices are filled with antioxidants.

Ferment food

Fermentation is the process of leaving food in water, salt, or spices and waiting for its chemistry to change. Fermented food is a natural source of probiotics that can help your body in all sorts of ways, from a happier mood to better digestion.

Go Greek

Who doesn't want to decrease the risk of developing heart disease and cancer? The Greek diet prefers fish and cheese over meat and milk because of their healthier properties. Fruits and vegetables are present in a lot of dishes, while almost everything is drizzled in olive oil. By eating more food like this, you stand a better chance of improving your heart health and feeling better about your body.