Top 5 results from research carried out by Channel 4 for their recent hit TV programme, The Worlds Best Diets.
High in vegetables & fresh fish. Don’t go crazy with the soya sauce as it’s high in salt.
4. Seven Day Adventist
Not a country but a religious group. The man upstairs helps the Seven Day Adventist to keep healthy.
Most Adventists don't drink, smoke or eat meat.
Lots of fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, raisins. Lack of processed foods.
3. & 2. The Mediterranean Diet (Greece & Italy)
Particularly good where communities grow their own produce in rich fertile soil. Little to no highly processed foods & ready meals.
Lots of vegetables, legumes, fruits and wholegrain cereals. Limit your red meat intake - fish and poultry are healthy substitutes. Use olive oil or rapeseed oil in place of animal fat such as butter or lard.
Eat no more than moderate amounts of dairy products, and preferably low-fat ones.
Snack on fruit, dried fruit and unsalted nuts rather than cakes, crisps and biscuits.
And if you have a soft spot for alcohol, drink (red) wine during meals.
A surprising numero uno.
They seem to avoid many diseases in Iceland but why & how? Plenty of fish that is oozing with ever healthy omega 3 oil. Cod liver oil or fish oil is a good way to get omega 3 in your diet if you’re not a fan of fish.
Surprisingly they are a big fan of dairy in Iceland. But the key is it’s from grass fed cows. We only recommend dairy products if you can get hold of grass fed produce.
High fibre rye bread. This is easy to get hold of from your local super market :)
Virtually all the food is from small family farm & not industrial ones.
There is also a lack of pollution in Iceland, which does wonders for their health.
Cut out the junk processed food. This is the only one clear trend we can see from these diets.
The products being consumed are all farmed naturally & locally with little processing. All meals are cooked from scratch as well.
Get your chef whites on amigos & stop damaging yourself with processed foods!