Healthiest Diets
06 Sep

Which Countries have the Healthiest Diets?

People these days never eat healthily. The primary focus is on their work and other occupation while many do not consider eating the right diet and maintaining their health. Few people are concerned about their health and exercise on a regular basis and eat healthily. According to the recent study, about 422 million inhabitants in the world are affected with type 2 diabetes.

Healthiest Diets

Type 2 diabetes is prevalent among so many people because people are not concerned about their health and physical conditions. Eating healthy is very important for our health and mandatory to lead a good and fit life. There are some countries in the world where a healthy diet gets maintained and followed.

The following are some of the countries who have a healthy diet:

  • Mediterranean.
  • Japan.
  • Nordic.
  • West Africa.
  • France.


The Mediterranean diet is known for its healthy food. Their diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals, nuts, wine, dairy products, fish and the olive oil get used in most of their cooking.

The Mediterranean people eat many berries and strawberries which can prevent a person from getting Alzheimer’s in the future. Many people say that Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets in the whole world.

The olive oil used by them is rich in monosaturated and poly-saturated fatty acids which are good for your heart.


Japan has one of the highest life expectancies in the world. People in Japan are said to have a longer life and a healthier life. Studies show that this high life expectancy is due to the proper diet Japanese have. Their food contains carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits, lots of fishes and meat. The government of Japan again proves its excellence by providing its citizens with a food guide which educates the people to eat food items which contain less saturated fat. The booklet also had information which advised people not to eat processed food and food which are high in carbohydrates.

Rice was a staple food for many Japanese, but slowly many people started shifting to wheat as their staple diet.


The Nordic nations include Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. Some of the important food items of the countries are rye bread, fruits, fish, root vegetables, fermented milk, and cheese.  The fish and the vegetables have beta-carotene and antioxidants.

Their diet contains a high amount of fiber and very little sugar; they also eat a plenty of fruits and vegetables which are very good for their health.

West Africa:

In recent studies, the people from West Africa seem to have a better diet than the Japanese. The countries include Mali, Chad, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. Their diet consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, fiber, omega three fatty acids, etc.


We may be shocked to know that how a country with high consumption of cheese can be one of the healthiest countries in the world. It is because the quantity of the food taken by them. Due to the cheese content in their diet, people cannot eat a lot. The French consume very little food and thus preventing them from becoming obese.