Japanese Diet Information

Welcome to my Japanese diet information site

Japanese people have the longest life span in the world. Statistics revealed in 2004, show the average life span of a Japanese female is 85 years of age and 78 for men.

There are many potential factors which have an affect on the average human life span, but one of the overwhelming factors has to be a healthy diet.

Continue reading the introduction to Japanese diet information.

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March 2, 2007

Japanese women’s life expectancy increases by one year

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato @ 12:38 am

Japanese women’s life expectancy has increased by one year and remains the longest in the world for 21 years straight, according to U.N. demographic figures and the Japanese Health Ministry.


January 28, 2007

TV claims disputed

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato @ 9:46 pm

After a TV program in Japan made claims that eating natto can help reduce weight, it led to a shortage of the product across the nation.

Even though there are health benefits to eating natto, there is little evidence to say that it will help people loose weight.



January 13, 2007

Natto diet

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato @ 5:41 am

To follow the “natto diet” (fermented bean):

1. Eat two packages a day (like one at breakfast and one at dinner).

2. You eat each package 20 minutes after stirring it very well. You will see the results in one or two weeks!



January 7, 2007

Comparison of French, Japanese, Eskimo diets

Filed under: News — Sato @ 6:51 am

The UK Times online reviews several different diets including French, Japanese and Eskimo diets.

“Too much salt in the Japanese diet leads to high blood pressure, stroke and stomach cancer.”

June 7, 2006

Okinawans Diet Changing

Filed under: Diet — Sato @ 4:45 am

Okinawan male life expentancy was once the highest in the world. Recent census data shows that their position has now dropped to 26 in the world.

The is mainly due to a changing diet but also because of environemental factors and stress.

May 25, 2006

Japanese food healthier than western

Filed under: Diet,News,Scientific studies — Sato @ 2:00 am

Not surprisingly Japanese researchers have found that the traditional Japanese diet is healthier than a western one.

The ground down a mixture of hamburgers and chicken for the western diet and fish for the Japanese diet and feed it to rats.

The study found that several genes that work to break down cholesterol and fat were 1.5 times more active in the mice which received the Japanese menu as opposed to those fed with American food.

The study also found that the level of cholesterol was 10 percent higher in the American-food fed mice.

May 23, 2006

Japanese getting fat

Filed under: News — Sato @ 3:08 am

The Japanese goverment is concerned of the increase in obesity and related illnesses in Japan.

According to the health ministry, metabolic syndrome sufferers number 9.4 million among those aged between 40 and 74, and incipient sufferers are estimated to be 10.2 million in this particular age group. One in two men and one in five women in this group are at risk of the syndrome, according to the estimate.


April 25, 2006

New health book includes several Japanese ingredients

Filed under: Foods,News — Sato @ 2:27 am

A new book by Andrew Weil includes Japanese ingredients for healthy eating, it is titled, “Healthy Aging”.

I’m very careful about omega 3 fatty acids. I eat salmon, sardines, walnuts, fish oil supplements, and good-quality green tea daily.

I eat organic fruits and vegetables, berries of all kinds, cabbage. And I eat soy products, edamame and tofu.

April 24, 2006

Five of the most healthiest foods in the world

Filed under: Foods,News — Sato @ 9:07 am

An American health magazine voted the following to be the most healthiest foods in the world:

Spanish olive oil
Japanese soy sauce
Greek yoghurt
Indian lentils
Korean kimchi

April 21, 2006

Marathon runner on Japanese diet

Filed under: News — Sato @ 2:47 am

“Japan has loads of great female marathon runners, so there must be something in it,” said Yamauchi, who is taking a Japanese cookery course.