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Being low in carbohydrates is not a bad thing, since too many carbohydrates lead to obesity. Also Brazilians supplement beans and rice with lots of vegetables. Whenever I travel there, my plate has at least 5 things of which 3 are vegetables.
The mandioca root is ONLY carbohydrate, it contains nothing else. The plates served to tourists contain a lot of vegetables, the natives eat a lot of starch, fewer veggies
I visit my in laws 2-3 times a year in Rio and they always serve a lot of veggies.
Yes there are regions, and certain families, a lot more concious of nutrition. In the northeast food tastes good but it is very fattening, in Sao Paulo area they have a lot more vegetables in the basic diet. Didnt mean to be offensive about "tourist"
no worries, yes the meals are different in each region, that's true and that is very interesting for tourists traveling to different regions in Brazil.
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That's true we cannot be sure and our health depends on many factors not just our nutrition. I just learned from another hubber that Japan has an obesity rate of 1.5% and a life expectancy of 82 years. Many think this is thanks to their nutrition.
I believe that is true, the less red meat the better! Actually I am a vegetarian. Everybody asks me why I went to Argentina being a vegetarian. But actually the variety of vegetables is bigger here than in Germany thanks to the climate.
I've been to Brazil, the food is excellent, I never knew there were so many fruits, it was amazing. They also have so many vegetables I have never eaten before.
that's interesting, so this is definitely evidence that meat does not make us "strong and healthy", like many people still think, at least red meat.
I agree. Meat does not make you "strong and healthy"...complete protein does! You can get better sources of protein tham red meat. Your body actually works harder to digest protein from red meat, compared to plant protein.
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I agree, and it also tastes great!
Sarah Hurst says
Of course the United States has access to a wide variety of food products and fresh produce and they are able to afford it unlike many unfortunate people in developing and underdeveloped countries. People in the US can make their own food choices.