Healing features of Japanese food you may have never known about before
Japan is one of the places where people live the longest lives. One of the main reasons Japanese people live long is that they eat specific food and pay much attention to the way they cook it. Let's find out more about the miracle food.
Hard to believe, but Japanese food, as we see it now, was invented due to the lack of supplies in Japan. The shortage of plants and animals made Japanese people appreciate their everyday food. You may notice that Japanese dishes are always aesthetically beautiful. They learnt to eat raw food as they didn't have enough fuel for cooking some time ago. Then they learnt to grow rice. 2500 years ago rice was everything for Japan: both food and money.
Most of the European people think that Japanese food is rolls and sushi only. In fact, there is quite a variety of it.
Japanese people eat fish for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner. They eat it raw or cook it different ways. Scientist of the world claim that aliphatic acid that is contained in fish reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer disease, rheumatic arthritis and some types of cancer.
People of the Land of the Rising Sun like vegetables a lot. Besides, they love using herbals in the process of cooking. Dishes made from plant food are rich with vitamins and minerals. They are of a low calorific value which prevents overeating.
Rice is the basis of a high-carbohydrate diet. Because of it Japanese women surpass the records of longevity. Scientists say that people who eat high-carbohydrate food do not suffer from obesity. Besides, there is no saturated fat or cholesterol in rice.
Japanese consume lots of soy products. Soy is fat free, low caloric and rich with protein. Specialists believe that soy ensures a long life.
One more type of Japanese food is noodles. Noodles appeared in Japan due to Chinese people. At first, noodles were supposed to be food for poor people, but then they became popular. Now there are lots of types of noodles in Japan. Preference in noodles depends upon the region of Japan. In Kyoto and Osaka people choose wheaten noodles, while people in Tokyo like brown noodles which are made of mixture of buckwheat and wheat flour.
Green tea is a symbol of Japan. Tea ceremony is an ancient buddhish tradition. The most popular type of tea there is Matcha - finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Green tea is famous for its health properties. It is a natural antioxidant which has more energy than coffee. Green tea delays aging and consolidates immunity.
We want our readers to be happy, healthy and live long! The pleasant thing is that almost all of the above-mentioned food is available in most of supermarkets of the world. We believe that our article helped you to reconsider your daily ration from the point of view of its healthiness.
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