According to statistics, at the last 25 years, Japanese women hold the world record as the longest living on Earth. Namely, on average these women live 84 and half years, but it is even more interesting that it seems as they never gain weight. So, what is their secret?
The writer Naomi Motiyama reveals the secret in her book “Japanese women don’t get old or fat”. She writes about her mother’s kitchen and gives answers for long and healthy life. The food that is part of the daily Japanese cuisine helps in weight loss. The top food that is consumed every day is fish, seaweed, fruits, soy, rice, vegetables, and green tea. It also helps maintain a slim figure that is associated with a healthy lifestyle.
All of these healthy ingredients ensure wrinkle free skin and are also the key for losing weight in a healthy way.
If you want to know the common Japanese cooked meal it actually contains fish, cooked vegetable, and bowl of rice, soup, green tea and fruits as a desert. Are you aware of the fact that only 10% of all fish is consumed only in Japan?
Moriyama also said that since childhood parents learn their children to eat slowly and to appreciate every bite. The rules that they must adhere to imply that you never should completely fill the bowl or serve huge portions and that each food must be served separately.
Moriyama also states that Japanese cuisine is reasonably easy, the food is prepared slowly and the food is usually cooked, briefly grilled, or cooked by steaming. Instead of bread, the Japanese eat rice during every meal and that is actually one of the main differences between how people eat in the East and the West.
The Japanese breakfast is considered the most important and most meals and it may consist of a number of foods and drinks, but mainly includes green tea, rice cooked by steaming, soup, tofu, young garlic, seaweed, omelet or a piece of fish.
People in Japan avoid the sweet desserts. When they have dessert on their menu, it is mainly served in small portions. Japanese women certainly like chocolate, cookies, ice cream and cakes, but they have realized the negative consequences that these sweets dishes have on their body and all negative effects then have on human health .
Finally, the writer says that exercise is part of the daily routine in Japan. Japanese lead a healthy lifestyle by establishing an entire culture of biking, walking and hiking.
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