How can eating healthy food help you lose weight, live longer and a lot healthier too? Here are some Japanese cuisine tips that you could use the next time you want to order a main course or a dessert.
Click here to read the introduction: The Importance of Good Food Habits
Rice is a good staple to carry on if you are on it. It is low in fat and high in carbs. That helps by filling you up with very few calories leaving less space in the stomach for other fattening junk foods like cookies, pastries, chocolates or chips which put your heart at risk due to trans fats.
Reap the benefits by cooking the Japanese way. Brown rice can be your choice if you want to get rid of the more common white cereals. It contains lot of fiber. Buckwheat can be another option in the grain area.
Japanese take green tea after meals. The drink has all kinds of antioxidants that help in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. It is also known to lower rates of stroke and heart diseases. Swap your dessert of chocolate cake with seasonal fruits and sweetened bean paste. The Japanese swear by it as the better indulgence.
If you like ice-cream, then get it in smaller cups. Even though the light shines from every orifice in a Japanese diet, there is one flaw in it. The high level of sodium consumption. But you can correct this easily. As a reminder to you, food is the only thing that nourishes our body and mind, therefore having good food is to live healthy and longer.
The collective intelligentsia confirms that there is no fool-proof protection against all ailments but we can take precautions by eating right and keeping our immune system fighting fit, at any time we are exposed to viruses and bacteria. Life isn’t good if you are sick all the time. Prevention is always better than cure.
You might have come across many stories about people working hard to save for the future and in one unfortunate event of illness, everything is taken away in one sweep. Good food, proper exercise and sound sleep are the best basics for a happy, healthy and longer life. Next time don’t be tempted by the McDonald madness or order a bucket of crispy chicken from KFC. Instead opt for the simpler but far better Japanese diet if you want to prove that life is beautiful and blissful. So with great taste and health benefits, the diet is for anyone who wants to live longer, slimmer and healthier.
Exotic Terminology of Japanese Food
Sansai: Mountain vegetables collected in season from the mountains.
Gyoga-noniniku: Ascetic’s garlic
Nemarigatake: Bamboo grass shoots
Zenmai: Fiddlehead fern
Kombu, Nori, Wakame: Types of sea weeds
Maguro: Raw tuna
Shiokara: Squid guts and bits pickle
Wasabi: Japanese mustard
Kusaya: Dried fish product
Dasi stock: Soup made from seaweed or fish
Bonito: Any of several marine food and game fish related to tuna.
The average life span of Japanese women and men is 86 and 79 years respectively.
They have the lowest obesity rate in the developed world.
The average Japanese takes 25% fewer calories than Americans.
Japan consumes 12% of the world’s fish though they are only 2% of the world’s population.
Make a small change in your eating habits today, and you and your family can live a lot healthier and longer, the Japanese way!
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