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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November 28, 2005

Yoghurt may have oral hygiene benefits

Filed under: Scientific studies — Sato @ 11:07 pm

Japanese researchers working for a yoghurt company, have found that eating yoghurt could have oral hygien benefits.

Japanese researchers have found that eating traditional, sugarless yogurt reduces the malodorous compounds that cause bad breath. It also cuts down on plaque and gingivitis, they discovered.

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November 26, 2005

Diabetes increasing in China

Filed under: News — Sato @ 1:20 am

The side effect of Chinese food culture is that people generally eat too much, and a lot of the food is not too healthy.

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DIABETES: a growing problem

November 24, 2005

Diet linked to prostate cancer

Filed under: News — Sato @ 3:05 am

Researchers in Canada have found a strong link between prostate cancer and diet.

Dr. Neil Fleshner of Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital says vitamin E, the trace mineral selenium and certain micronutrients found in soy and tomatoes are showing dramatic results in the laboratory of preventing prostate cancer, and slowing or even arresting its progression once diagnosed.

Read more here: Strong link between diet and prostate cancer

November 21, 2005

A healthy diet

Filed under: Diet — Sato @ 12:33 pm

It wasn’t until I started this site that I realized actually how healthy a Japanese diet can be. Even though, I live in Japan I haven’t always eaten what typical Japanese people eat. I have always envied Japanese people how they seem similar foods to me, excercise less than me, but never gain weight. I plan on studying on what people eat, especially older Japanese and see if I can align my diet in the same way.

November 19, 2005

Japan increases whale catch

Filed under: News — Sato @ 10:33 pm

I like this quote, “Asking Japan to abandon this part of its culture would compare to Australians being asked to stop eating meat pies, Americans being asked to stop eating hamburgers and the English to go without fish and chips. ”

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November 16, 2005

FDA disputes link between green tea and prostate cancer

Filed under: News — Sato @ 11:24 pm

“Based on FDA’s review of the strength of the total body of publicly available scientific evidence for a claim about green tea and reduced risk of prostate cancer, FDA ranks this evidence as the lowest level for a qualified health claim. For the reasons given above, FDA concludes that it is highly unlikely that green tea reduces the risk of prostate cancer.”

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FDA attacks efficacy of green tea

November 15, 2005


Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato @ 6:59 pm

Welcome to my Japanese Diet website. I will be posting news and information here. Be sure to check back soon.

First post

Filed under: News — Sato @ 12:44 pm

I will be posting any new info and thought on Japanese diets and Japanese food here.