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The World’s Healthiest Diets

If you dread diet foods and deprivation, import these eating habits from around the globe to snag a smaller waistline while lowering your risk of disease

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American waistlines expand while Parisians enjoy decadent Brie, and Asian nations feast on carbs while their citizens stay slim and live longer. You can stomp your feet and call it unfair, or take a tip from healthy plates around the globe. When it comes to countries with the lowest rates of obesity, heart disease, and cancer, they have a few culinary commonalities, says Steven Jonas, MD, a professor of preventative medicine at Stony Brook University and co-author of 30 Secrets of the World's Healthiest Cuisines. The world’s healthiest diets include complex carbohydrates, plenty of vegetables, healthy fats, low meat consumption, and small portions. To incorporate these international eating habits into your meals, take cues from these model nations.

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