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Why people are healthy in Japan?Sunday November 24, 2019 at 2:53 pm
It is a well-known fact that the Japanese live longer than an average human being – and not only that, they live in better health. But… But how? That is the big question.
Here we bring you some reasons that explain this magical phenomenon.:
1. They say no to unprocessed food
The food served in Why people are healthy in Japan? mid-day meals are grown organically. Japanese generally avoid any unprocessed food.
2. They prefer rice over wheat
The studies suggest a preference of rive and avoiding wheat to both by themselves reduce the risk of developing many cardiovascular diseases. Rice is also known to be free of gut irritants, phytic acid, and lectins, and it makes it much healthier as most people are gluten intolerant.
3. They use smaller plates
Smaller plates mean smaller portions. Smaller portions mean you eat less food once you are full, just in order to finish the portion you have always been served.
4. They consume fewer calories per meal
The Japanese manage to consume fewer calories per meal just by mixing their meal in rice, a piece of fish, a couple of vegetable dishes and thus significantly cut on calories while at the same time availing them a more balanced combination of nutrients.
5. They eat seafood every day
The benefits of omega-3 to omega-6 are many to be enumerated here. However, it should not surprise you that a community that consumes them daily in form seafood like fish should, on average, live significantly longer.
The Japanese use seaweed both as an addition to their meal and as a snack. A cup of seaweed can give you up to 9 grams of protein, lots of more potassium and iodine.
6. Most of the tea the Japanese drink is green
As you know Green tea has a number of health benefits. It has antioxidants that boost our resistance against cancer. It also increases cognitive function. And it reduces the risk of heart diseases. It is hardly surprising that Japan which, despite its small size, is amongst the top ten nations of the world in terms of green tea consumption should have much healthier citizens than the average human.
7. The physical exercise continues to be a part of their daily life
98 percent of Japanese children, for example, either bike or walk to their school and thus have some of the required minimum physical exercises to stay healthy without yet hitting the gym.
This is all from us. We hope you will learn some of the healthy habits from them.