One of the healthiest nations – the Japanese – have the longest life expectancy and are one of the countries with the lowest obesity rates. According to science, this is mostly because of their diet. While the obesity rates across the world vary between 15 and 30 percent (which is quite high), Japan is keeping this number at just 3.6 percent.
Eastern cuisines are mostly rich in carbs, and low in saturated fats and dairy products. If you want to be healthy for a long time, a secret to this is eating fruits and vegetables, and preparing your meals at home. Fast food that is highly available on the streets has apparently made western civilization highly addicted.
“Fast food” in Japan resembles home cooking much more than it resembles the western fast food chains. They have these too, but they’ve been taught from early childhood about the importance of nutrition. In fact, children in elementary school have nutrition classes that prepare them well for the future.