Japanese women are widely known for their large lifespan and healthy lifestyles that not only keeps them looking young, but maintains their weight and keeps them looking fit.
A book by the name of “Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat”, written by Naomi Moriyama, gives you a sneak-peek into the kitchen of one average Japanese mother, that reveals her secret to a healthy and long life.
According to Moriyama, the Japanese cuisine contains many foods that aid and help in weight loss, and also many ingredients such as fish, soy, fruits, green tea, seaweed and rice, all which result in a healthy and long life.
According to experts, these foods contain many anti-aging properties and aid in weight loss. Their meals consist of bowl of rice, grilled fish, green tea, fruits, and cooked vegetables and although they only take up 2% of the world population, they consume 10% of the entire world’s fish.
Moriyama also states that the Japanese parents teach their children while they are young to eat their food slowly, therefore appreciating every bite of it. They never fill up the whole bowl and never serve huge portions.
In his book he also notes how the Japanese cuisine consists of briefly cooked, grilled or steamed food. It is an exceptionally easy cuisine that involves slow cooking and preparation. Perhaps the biggest difference of the Japanese culture is that instead of bread, they consume rice in almost every meal of the day. For them, the breakfast is the most important part of the day and it includes steamed rice, soup, tofu, seaweed, fish or omelet, green tea and some young garlic.
Japanese people eat sweet desserts only on rare occasions and they do it in small amounts. They do like to consume cakes, chocolates, ice cream and cookies however they are very aware of the negative effects.
At last, in the ending of his book, Moriyama stated that the whole Japanese culture revolves around exercise which is why they include walking, hiking and biking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.