The healthiest people in the world eat a lot of carbs
Japanese people are, as a whole, very healthy: the reason for Japan's superior health? Their grain-heavy, high-carb diet.
According to a new study by researchers at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo, people who strongly adhere to Japan’s recommended dietary guidelines are 15 percent less likely to die of any cause — such as cardiovascular disease and stroke — compared to those who don’t adhere well.
You can see the commentary on the study here as reported in The Huffington Post.
The main takeaway from this study of 80,000 people over 15 years was:
"We can learn a lot about how to be healthy from the Japanese, and it really comes down to ‘eat real food’ and ‘exercise.’"