This is an interesting article by CNN Travel that highlights similarities in 5 cultures that are living longer and healthier lives, largely free of chronic disease. These cuisines appear to be right in line with America’s Dietary Guidelines and the MyPlate food group symbol established to help American’s eat healthier. Their diets are minimally process, largely plant based, rich in fiber, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Meats are typically eaten as a side item instead of the main dish and are often fish. It is much easier said than done, but as this article suggests, getting back to the “basics” of eating whole foods might just be the right idea.