Special shout-out to my octogenarian cousins still living it up in the Italian hillside.
The Mediterranean nation was ranked the world’s healthiest country in the Bloomberg Global Health Index.
The index, released on Monday, graded 163 countries based on variables such as life expectancy, causes of death and health risks such as high blood pressure, malnutrition, the availability of clean water and tobacco use.
Italians are in better shape than their peers in other developed nations, with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, Bloomberg found. Those two factors are likely attributed to the classic Italian diet that’s rich in vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, lean meats and fish (and so, so many carbs). Read more…