I have just finished reading a book entitled Les meileurs régimes du monde (the best diets in the world). The idea behind the book was to try and understand why in some regions of the world (Crete, the island of Okinawa, Caucasus and the Hunza valley in Pakistan) people die old. The two authors of the book examined their daily diets and attempted to draw conclusions that are applicable to the average Westerner.
Here are what they have come up with:
– Lots of fruit and vegetables
– Pulses, such as lentils or beans, combined with rice or wheat in various forms.
– More Omega-3 fatty acids than in our traditional diets, provided by fish (mostly salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and sardines) and nuts.
– Meat, especially poultry, two or three times a week.
– Tofu and yogurts.
– Herbs and spices to enhance the taste and for their nutritients.
Are these recommendations you are ready to follow? Why or why not?