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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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 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 18, 2006

Celebrity loses weight on Japanese diet

Filed under: News — Sato @ 12:57 pm

It was reported that Victoria Beckham of Spice Girls fame, has been able to slim down on a Japanese diet.

Exactly what this entails is not included in the article.

Victoria stunned style gurus and fashionistas as she showed off her new figure – she has slimmed down to a minuscule US size four since following a Japanese diet.

January 1, 2006

Japan versus France book review

Filed under: News — Sato @ 8:39 am

A review published in ‘The Australian’ newspaper compares the two latest diet books from Japan and France, ‘French Women don’t get Fat’ and ‘Japanese Women don’t get Fat and Old’.

Read the full review 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.

December 18, 2005

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

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