I try to avoid generalizations when it
Today, I was reading an article on the 2019 “World’s Healthiest Countries” compiled by Bloomberg and Italy came out on the top (Spain in 6th place). Note: The United States didn’t make the list of the top 25 countries.
The Bloomberg survey ranked countries on the following factors:
- Health risks (tobacco use, high blood pressure, obesity)
- Availability of clean water
- Life expectancy
- Causes of death.
I suspect that neither Italy or Spain would claim that they have the best medical system in the world. Furthermore, I don’t think you need a rocket scientist to conclude that eating healthy foods is probably the main way to have a long life.
I receive many requests to promote “diet-related” blog posts on Gourmet Living. In cases that are consistent with our message of promoting the benefits of eating natural unprocessed foods, I will usually give them a plug.
For the most part, I reject most claims that there is a magic weight-loss strategy, particularly those that are based on tricking your body. I realize that some people have become quite wealthy promoting “snake oil” that promises inches off your waist and often the loss of more than 10 pounds.
Sadly, most people who have experienced great weight loss have not been able to sustain their new weight. As Dr. Pelletier correctly points out, “all diets work because you pay attention to what you consume.”
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