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 16, 2005

The benefits of omega-3

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

“Nutritional support with an omega-3 PUFA-rich diet decreased serum and sputum levels and improved symptoms [for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)],” 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.

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.