Italy is considered the healthiest country in the world. How is that possible when people drink and smoke and exercise isn’t part of the culture? We’re so used to measuring traditional risk factors: blood pressure, cholesterol. What is not measurable, but no less important, is attitude. In Italy, social cohesion is important: how they eat, how long, why they eat certain foods, how they combine them. You eat together – that’s just part of the whole social structure.
~Dr. Sanjay Gupta