What the world’s healthiest people have in common
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They eat a lot of fish and very few hamburgers
Omega 3 fatty acids, the type found in fish like salmon and sardines, have a long list of proven health benefits, including reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes, and lengthening your life, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the US. So it makes sense that the healthiest people eat at least one serving of fish per week. Also important was what they weren’t eating – people who limited their intake of red meat were healthier as well, according to the NIH.