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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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.

February 27, 2006

More good news on green tea

Filed under: News,Scientific studies — Sato @ 8:19 am

There seems to be almost daily news on the benefits of drinking green tea. Personally, I cannot get enough of the healthy drink.

This time a Japanese study has said that green tea can reduce the risk of dementia.

They study, “found those who drank two or more cups of green tea a day were 50 percent less likely to show cognitive impairment than those who drank three cups or less a week.”


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.

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.

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 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

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.

Read more here