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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December 27, 2005

National Hot Tea Month

Filed under: Diet,News — Sato @ 11:40 am

Interestingly, January is National Hot Tea Month. January has traditionally been the month where people make New Year resolutions to diet and loose weight.

More eveidence is produced here on the benefits of drinking tea.

Those men taking the green tea extracts, equivalent to a total of three cups of tea per day,
experienced a significant increase in the number of calories used in a 24-hour period — resulting in more fats being metabolized by the body for energy — than the men taking only the caffeine or the placebo. There was no difference in overall calorie or fat burning calories in the caffeine or placebo groups; only the tea group showed the weight loss results.

December 18, 2005

Omega 3 may help lung disease study reports

Filed under: Scientific studies — Sato @ 11:20 pm

The study split 64 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) into two groups: one that consumed omega-3 fats in a daily liquid supplement and the control group who drank common omega-6 fats, which are fats found in vegetable oils. After the two-year follow-up, the research team noticed a considerable gain in the omega-3 subject group’s lung capacity and function.

Further reading.

Julie Burchill hits back at Victoria’s Japanese Diet

Filed under: News — Sato @ 11:52 am

Julie Burchill of the Times Online has hit back at Victoria’s diet. This blog is not about celibrities and their diets, but I got a nice laugh at some of the things she writes about.

Check out this great writing:

“Be it the Frenchman with his legendary mistress or the Japanese man with his mythic geisha, being thin would appear to have done their wives little benefit on the home front. Add to this the recent survey claiming that men with thin partners are more likely to cheat on them, and ó oops, Posh did it again!

And Iím not being racist here, but who on earth would want to look like a Japanese woman? Iíve thought for a long time that women of Chinese origin are generally the most beautiful women in the world, and that women of Japanese origin ó well, arenít.”

Read the whole article here:

Poor Victoria: she’s gone and picked the wrong diet again

Julie Burchill hits back at Victoria’s Japanese Diet

Filed under: News — Sato @ 11:51 am

Julie Burchill of the Times Online has hit back at Victoria’s diet. This blog is not about celibrities and their diets, but I got a nice laugh at some of the things she writes about.

Check out this great writing:

“Be it the Frenchman with his legendary mistress or the Japanese man with his mythic geisha, being thin would appear to have done their wives little benefit on the home front. Add to this the recent survey claiming that men with thin partners are more likely to cheat on them, and ó oops, Posh did it again!

And Iím not being racist here, but who on earth would want to look like a Japanese woman? Iíve thought for a long time that women of Chinese origin are generally the most beautiful women in the world, and that women of Japanese origin ó well, arenít.”

Read more the whole article here:

Poor Victoria: she’s gone and picked the wrong diet again

December 16, 2005

Victoria Beckham tries Japanese Diet

Filed under: News — Sato @ 11:17 pm

A source told Grazia magazine: “She was fascinated by how the women in Tokyo stayed so slim, and with beautiful, fresh Ė looking skin. Victoria’s always watching her weight and now believes the Japanese diet is a foolproof way to keep slim and healthy.

Read more here: Victoria Beckham’s Anti- ageing Diet

The benefits of omega-3

Filed under: Diet,Scientific studies — Sato @ 12:01 pm

ďNutritional support with an omega-3 PUFA-rich diet decreased serum and sputum levels and improved symptoms [for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)],Ē said the researchers from Kagoshima University Hospital.”

Read more here.

December 11, 2005

Eat until your 8o per cent full

Filed under: Diet — Sato @ 2:43 am

Okinawans, famed for their healthy diet have a saying, “hara hachi bu”. The idea is that you only eat 80 per cent until you feel full.

Following this rule helps people to avoid over eating, reducing their food intake, while still feeling satisfied.

December 6, 2005

Green tea health benefits still being debated

Filed under: Scientific studies — Sato @ 11:19 pm

Many food companies are jumping on to the green tea band wagon and even adding green tea to candy bars.

Evidence in the past has tried to suggest that green tea can help prevent cancer. It is true that westerners suffer from higher rates of cancer than Japanese, but green tea may or may not be the cause.

In June, the agency ruled that there was “no credible evidence” green tea fights cancers of the stomach, lung, colon, esophagus, pancreas or ovary. The agency acknowledged that the evidence for tea fighting breast or prostate cancer was somewhat better, although it also said the link was “highly unlikely” because the evidence on humans wasn’t conclusive enough.

Read the full article here: The debate over benefits of green tea continues to brew

December 5, 2005

Japanese getting bigger and more prone to disease

Filed under: News — Sato @ 11:29 pm

Michael Hoffman reports that young and middle aged Okinawans and mainland Japanese are beginning to suffer by eating too much of a western diet.

The proud “World Longevity Regional Declaration” issued by the prefecture in 1995 for the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II flies in the face of the facts, the magazine charges. Record numbers of centenarians aside (an estimated 427 in 2001, out of a population of 1.27 million), the young and middle-aged are increasingly sorry specimens, prone to obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Japan’s getting supersized

December 3, 2005

Japanese Women Don’t Get Old

Filed under: News — Sato @ 9:06 am

A new book by Naomi Moriyama explains how Japanese women live longer and look younger.

Some of the points she makes are that Japanese:

– eat twice as much fish as westerners
– have a plentiful diet of fresh vegetables
– eat rice instead of bread
– eat healthy breakfasts consisting of rice, miso soup, fish and green tea