Italy and Health

Italy has one of the world’s most efficient healthcare systems. The World Health Organization  rates countries on their over all health. Italy’s healthcare system focuses on exercise, happiness and healthy food rather than drugs. The people of this country eat well and eat fresh organic produce that is grown or farmed near their own home. Fruit is seldom shipped but picked locally at the height of freshness and nutrients. It tastes better and is healthier for you.

The Healthiest Countries in the World

1. Singapore
2. Italy
3. Australia
4. Switzerland
5. Japan
6. Israel
7. Spain
8. Netherlands
9. Sweden
10. Germany

The Least Healthiest Countries in the World
1. Swaziland
2. Lesotho
3. Democratic Republic of Congo
4. Chad
5. Mozambique
6. Burundi
7. Malawi
8. Angola
9. Uganda
10. Cameroon

The USA was rated 33 on the least healthiest countries in the world.

We should take a lesson on this from Italy. Not only is it a country on everyone bucket list but it gives us a great example how to live a happy and healthy life.



Categories: Cafè, Cooking, Eating, Eating Italian, Europe, Fruit, General Travel, Health, Healthcare, Italian, Italian Facts, Italy, Ristorante, Traveling without a tour, Trottoria, Vegetables, Walking | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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7 thoughts on “Italy and Health

  1. Pingback: Italy’s Health and Healthcare System | The Epigenetics Project Blog

  2. Paula Jensen-Holm

    I love travelling to Italy for so many reasons but savoring the regional food is always a highlight of course. I was also pleased to see that my country is placed at number three on the healthiest list!

    • Hi Paula, yes the regional food and wines are so delicious. The passagiata, the food and the people are great examples of living health.

  3. One of the many wonderful reasons I love to visit Italy so much. I am actually surprised to see Australia so high on the healthy list. We have all the right reasons to be healthy but it is not necessarily adhered to.

  4. I dread to think where the UK appears on the list George but I can certainly vouch for the Italian health system having tested Venice’s A&E department in full last year!! They could not have been more professional, thorough and extremely comforting. Fabulous fabulous service!

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