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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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.

April 18, 2006

Anti-inflammation diets

Filed under: Diet — Sato @ 1:52 am

Anti-inflammation diets are the latest buzz words in the diet industry.

“Chronic inflammation has been attributed to degenerative conditions such as arthritis and degenerative joint disease,” said Dave Grotto, a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association”.

Japanese and mediterranean diets contain a deal of foods to add to an anti-inflammation diet.


March 17, 2006

Shiratkai craze

Filed under: Diet,Foods — Sato @ 6:35 am

Shirataki noodles have become the latest diet fad in the US. The noodles made from calorie free konnyaku, have become a pasta substitute.

Read the full story here.

February 15, 2006

Japanese Getting Heavier

Filed under: Diet,News — Sato @ 10:21 pm

Obesity in Japan is growing. It is still a long way behing the US but for the younger generation growing up on a western diet it could be a problem in the future.

Read more here.

February 7, 2006

Tofu in cakes

Filed under: Diet — Sato @ 11:11 pm

My friend was telling me about as a healthy alternative to giving chocolates for Valentine’s Day, Japanese are making cakes with tofu.

I hate to think how it would taste, but would love to give it a try!

In Japan it is traditional for women to give men chocolates on Valentines Day. Men can recopricate on White Day, which is in March.

February 5, 2006

Health professional see benefit of green tea

Filed under: Diet,News — Sato @ 11:44 pm

Dr. Richard T. Bosshardt writes here of the benefits of drinking green tea.

“Research has found a compound in green tea, called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is one of the most potent antioxidants known. Antioxidants consume free radicals, which are toxic molecules produced by such things as sun exposure, exercise, stress and smoking. Free radicals are linked to nearly every bad thing that occurs in our bodies, from heart disease to cancer to illnesses of all types. Green tea contains twice the content of antioxidants found in black tea or coffee because of how it is processed. It contains a third of the caffeine in an equal amount of coffee.”

January 12, 2006

Benefits of a fish diet

Filed under: Diet,Scientific studies — Sato @ 2:22 pm

Read all about the benefits of Omega-3 fats here.

January 8, 2006

Japanese Diet gaining in popularity for 2006

Filed under: Diet — Sato @ 12:27 am

Trying a ‘Japanese Diet’ is becoming popular with dieters in 2006.

WE’VE a lot to learn from the Japanese as celebrities including Victoria Beckham know all too well. Their women live longer than everyone else on Earth, only three per cent are obese compared with 23 per cent of English women, and most look younger than they are.
Japanese-born Naomi Moriyama reveals the secrets to enduring health, slim figures and anti-ageing appearance in Japanese Women Don’t Get Old Or Fat, written with her husband, William Doyle.
She offers a wealth of secrets from her mother’s Tokyo kitchen and shows you how you can create Japanese home-style cooking in your own home, with ingredients like fish, noodles and tofu, different types of rice, and seasonings such as rice vinegar, miso and soy sauce.
It’s backed by expert opinions from scientists and doctors on the longevity and anti-obesity benefits of Japanese food.

Read more 2006 diet information here.

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.