The Secret behind Japanese Living a Healthy Life

Editorials News | Feb-04-2021

The Secret behind Japanese Living a Healthy Life

Japanese are known to live the healthiest life of the rest of the world. Let’s learn what they religiously practice in their daily lifestyle to live a balanced and healthy life.

Consumption of organically grown local foods
The mid-day meals in several elementary schools in Japan are served from the goods that are made from organically grown local foods. The children are left with little option to eat anything that is unhealthy.

They consume rice over wheat
Various studies have shown that the intake of rice lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Also, rice is free of gut irritants, phytic acid, and lectins which are essential since most people are gluten intolerant.

Use of smaller plates to have smaller portion sizes
The Japanese curtail both their food servings and the size of their plates.

Consumption of Fewer Calories
Japanese make a combination of foods that are lower in caloric density. A typical Japanese meal will include rice, meat or fish, and some vegetables. They try to include higher quantities of whole foods, fruits, and vegetables. They avoid processed foods that have more ‘calories per bite’.

Consume Seafood Daily
Consumption of seafood like fish gives the body a high range of proteins and other important nutrition. Consumption regularly supports a good level of omega 3 to omega 6 which has an anti-inflammatory effect on the human body.

Consumption of Green Tea
Japanese ranks amongst the top ten in consuming Green Tea. Green tea is high in antioxidants which help to boost your defense mechanism against cancer. It reduces the risk of heart disease and increases cognitive function.

By: Kiara Sharma

Mahaveer Public School