Not so long ago, on the shelves of bookstores, a book Naomi Moriyama appeared entitled “Japanese women do not grow fat and do not age” where you can find quite interesting ideas:
For example, Naomi noted that in the past 25 years, Japanese women have been leading in life expectancy, which is 86.4 years. Not only women, but Japanese men are the world record holders, for life expectancy, due to proper nutrition.
The book reveals the secrets of Japanese longevity, where the author describes the kitchen of his mother, and we have the opportunity to assess the age-old food system, which allows for a long time to save vitality.
Women’s Interests suggest taking note of these Japanese wisdoms.
So, in the kitchen of any Japanese hostess, they are always present:
- Sea kale and other products of marine vegetation;
- Products from soybeans
- Green tea.
In Japan, always eat freshly prepared food. Traditional food is fried fish, a cup of rice, boiled vegetables, miso soup, fruit for dessert and green tea.
The Japanese consume almost 10 percent of the world’s total fish production, although they make up about 2 percent of the world’s population. Thus, in their diet of Japanese women there is a daily dose of Omega-3, which will explain their longevity. In addition, the diet includes 5 times more cruciferous vegetables than we usually consume.
The main emphasis in Japanese cuisine is on seasonal products and on freshness. The products are indicated not by the day of packaging, but by time. Thus, the hostess chooses the freshest products.
The Japanese eat small portions, various in composition of the dish, from childhood accustomed to eat slowly, savoring each piece. The dishes with food are three times smaller in size than the one we use.
The main criteria in the preparation of dishes. What do Japanese women mark
- never serve in large portions, use elegant utensils;
- never completely fill the plates, leave a free space;
- each kind of product is served in a separate vessel;
- the smaller the dishes, the better;
- try to emphasize the natural beauty of the product;
- the food should be decorated only slightly;
- the freshness of the product is the most important thing.
Japanese cuisine is light and fast in cooking
Japanese women cook most of the dishes on the stove, where, in addition to traditional methods, they use a special frying pan that has the shape of a hemisphere
Japanese women use only high-quality vegetable oils and broths from seasonal vegetables and herbs. Japanese food is not only quick and easy to saturate, but also delivers a truly aesthetic pleasure.
The Japanese do not eat bread, replacing it with rice
This is the cardinal difference in the traditions of nutrition of the peoples of the East and West. Every day eating bread from the refined wheat flour, we overload the body with a high-carbohydrate “pacifier”, which leads to obesity. It is much more reasonable to replace bread with brown or unbleached rice.
In Japan – breakfast to the whole head
It includes several varied and useful dishes and more like our lunch. Judge for yourself. It consists of green tea; Rice steamed; Miso soup with green onion and soy cheese tofu (Miso is produced by fermenting soybeans, rice, barley, wheat or a mixture of them with the help of a special kind of mold fungi).
Breakfast also includes leaves of nori seaweed, egg omelet or fish. Despite the fact that the portions are very small, they cover the daily human need for minerals and vitamins.
Japanese do not often eat sweets and desserts a bit often
There is a special kind of dessert, Vagasi, which is served to green tea. It includes rice flour, sweet bean dough, nuts, vegetable gelatin agar-agar, various dried fruits. To add flavor, floral nectar and green tea are added.
Each cake is masterfully mastered by the fingertips of skilled craftsmen with a piece of their soul. There are about 25 varieties of Vagasi, embodying the seasons. The Japanese say: “Tell me what Vagasi you ate and I’ll tell you what time of the year on the street.” After all, Vagasi is not just sweets, it’s also Art with a capital letter.
Physical exercise, exercise and exercise are an integral part of the life of an ordinary Japanese
They try to walk more often, ride bicycles, climb stairs and drive cars as little as possible.
About 40 years ago, the Japanese researcher Yoshiro Hatano developed a program called “10 thousand steps” and which in practice confirmed that those who pass 10 thousand steps daily do not suffer from diseases associated with high blood pressure, maintain harmony and Live longer.