Because it is made with many unprocessed foods, uses smaller portions of meats, has high content of fish, beans, and vegetables, and most of all, because it is an electric mix of the best that african, european, indian, and chinese cuisine have to offer.
Morever, Jamaicans have always been aware of the relationship between food and health.
Perhaps, jamaican cuisine is healthy due to luckor happenstance. how else can anyone explain why some of the most highly rated medicine herbs, e.g. ginger, garlic, all spice and hot pepper just happen to be the basic ingerdients used in jamaican cuisine.By the way, we use zero trans fats in our kitchen