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Why Japanese women do not grow stout and do not age


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We talk about the book Naomi Moriyama entitled "Japanese women do not grow stout and do not grow old," where you can find some interesting ideas, writes GoRabbit.

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For example, Naomi noted that in recent 25 years, Japanese women lead the way in life expectancy, which is 86,4 of the year. Not only women, but also Japanese men are champions in life expectancy, and all thanks to proper nutrition.

The book reveals the secrets of Japanese longevity, where the author describes the kitchen of his mother, and we have the opportunity to assess the age-old food system, which allows you to save vitality for a long time.

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So, in the kitchen of any Japanese mistress, there are always:

  • Fish
  • Sea kale and other marine plant products
  • Vegetables
  • Soy products
  • rice
  • Fruit
  • Green tea

In Japan, they always eat freshly prepared food.

Traditional food is fried fish, a cup of rice, boiled vegetables, miso soup, fruit for dessert, and green tea.

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The Japanese consume almost 10% of all world fish production, although they make up about 2% of the world's population. Thus, in the diet of Japanese women there is a daily dose of Omega-3, which will explain their longevity. In addition, Xnumx includes more cruciferous vegetables in their diet than we normally consume.

The main focus of Japanese cuisine is on seasonal produce and freshness. On the products do not indicate the date of packaging, and time. Thus the hostess chooses the freshest products.

The Japanese eat in small portions, varying in composition of the dish, from childhood they get used to eating slowly, savoring every bite. Dishes with food are three times smaller in size than the one we use.

The main criteria in cooking

What Japanese women say:

  • never serve in large portions, use elegant dishes;
  • never completely fill the plates, leave free space;
  • each type of product is served in a separate dish;
  • the smaller the dishes the better;
  • try to emphasize the natural beauty of the product;
  • food should be decorated only slightly;
  • the freshness of the product is the most important thing.

Japanese cuisine is light and fast to prepare

Japanese women cook most of the dishes on the stove, where in addition to traditional methods they use a special frying pan, which has the shape of a hemisphere. Japanese women use only high-quality vegetable oils and broths made from seasonal vegetables and herbs. Japanese food not only quickly and easily satiates, but also gives aesthetic pleasure.

The Japanese do not eat bread, replacing it with rice

This is a fundamental difference in the traditions of the food of the peoples of the East and West. By eating refined wheat flour daily, we overload the body with a high-carb “dummy”, which leads to obesity. It is much more reasonable to replace the bread with brown or unbleached rice.

In Japan - breakfast around the head

It includes several varied and healthy dishes and is more like our lunch. Judge for yourself. It consists of green tea; steamed rice; miso soup with green onions and tofu soy cheese (miso is made by fermentation of soybeans, rice, barley, wheat, or a mixture of them using a special type of mold fungi). Breakfast also includes leaves of nori seaweed, scrambled eggs or fish. Despite the fact that the portions are very small, they cover the daily human need for minerals and vitamins.

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Japanese eat sweets and desserts infrequently and gradually

There is a special kind of dessert, vagasi, which is served to green tea. It consists of rice flour, sweet bean dough, nuts, vegetable gelatin agar-agar, various dried fruits.

To add flavor to the flowering nectar and green tea is added. Each cake is masterfully molded with fingertips by skilled craftsmen. There are about 25 varieties of vagasis that personify the seasons. The Japanese say: "Tell me, what kind of vagasi have you eaten, and I will tell you what time of year it is on the street." After all, vagasi is not just sweets, it is also Art with a capital letter.

Exercise, exercise and sports are an integral part of the life of ordinary Japanese, who often try to walk, ride bicycles, climb stairs and ride cars as little as possible.

About 40 years ago, the Japanese researcher Yoshiro Hatano developed a program called “10 Thousands of Steps”, which in practice confirmed that those who go through 10 thousands of steps every day do not suffer from illnesses associated with high blood pressure, keep slim and live longer.

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