What Americans Can Learn From The World’s Healthiest Diets

With an obesity rate of 35%, America is far from a healthy country. It’s not the least healthy country in the world, but it also needs a lot of work. Americans can learn some things from other countries’ diets.

Other countries have better nutritional guides, smaller portion control, and a different meal schedule. Some cultures don’t count calories, while others have cut back on calories throughout the past decade. Here are the world’s healthiest diets and what Americans can learn from them.

Brazil Has The World’s Best Nutritional Guide

A volunteer prepares a meal for the homeless in Brazil.
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While American nutritional guides can span 600 pages, Brazil’s guides are far shorter. The Brazilian government doesn’t dog people down in calories or food pyramids. Instead, they encourage residents to cook whole foods at home.

In Brazil, eating is an essential part of social life. Officials encourage Brazilians to eat slowly and enjoy time together. They focus on eating whole foods, fewer processed foods, and limited oils. This is a far cry from America’s approach, which focuses on calories. Brazil’s “golden rule” recommends cooking at home and avoiding processed meals.