Forbes loves ‘top’ lists – and here’s one we loved – healthiest diets.
Is the American diet really so bad that it’s time to look to other countries for help? That’s the premise behind a spate of recent books and Web sites touting plant-heavy diets of various far-away places. Looking at traditional diets has become something of a fad in recent years. Numerous books, including The Jungle Effect and The China Study, have tried to document the link between diet and great health in various countries and regions. Researchers, for example, are still trying to understand how a sweet-potato-based diet may boost longevity on the Japanese island of Okinawa, home to a large population of centenarians. But you don’t have to wait for the definitive answer–The Okinawa Diet Plan can be bought right now. – From Forbes
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.