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How to eat healthy in France, Italy, and Switzerland?

Old Mar 5th, 2010, 03:27 PM
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You might consider a few stops at vegetarian restaurants. "let's go" books have a good list. As everyone here says, the food seems generally fresher and healthier than in the U.S. But the vegetarian restaurants I've seen in Paris seem especially "healthy." Vegetarian le menus (fixed price courses) seemed to be offered at many bistros last year.

Of course, those can have more fat than meat dishes. Still have to use common sense.

In many of the restaurants, they had an English menu hiding somewhere. They'd offer it to me as soon as they heard my "Bonjour." <weep>
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I eat heart healthy wherever I am! If you have ever read my running trip reports with all the dining pictures, you know I eat well. After my heart attack in 2000, I thought I would starve to death as I knew nothing about reading labels. What was easy to remember was "if it walks on four legs, don't eat it"! Friends always remind me of it when dining! My 'bad 'cholesterol is down to the recommended 70..with help from Lipitor, so I can stretch things a bit.

I eat very well and very healthy..the food does not have additives and is grown in soil free from all the stuff we put in the soil. Food is fresh. I always lose weight when in Paris. Return home and begin eating all this food with additives and you don't want to know what they have put in the soil!

Menus/cartes in English are available in all starred restaurants and many others for your convenience. Outside printed menus and cartes and chalkboards may also be in English, for your convenience.

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