Japanese women are known to be the longest living women in the whole wide world. Statistics shows that the average lifespan of a Japanese woman is 84.
Although Japanese women this long, they all look younger than other women in the world. Many thought that these women have a secret elixir that keeps them young and vital at old age.
Well, there really is a secret, and now it’s revealed. Naomi Moriyama, the writer of “Japanese women don’t get old or fat” says that it’s all about the eating habits these women have.
Japanese cuisine is based on foods that prevent premature aging, health problems, and obesity. They eat a lot of fruits, veggies, rice, fish, seaweed, and organic soy. Green tea is something you always see in the kitchen of a Japanese family.
Home cooking is a ‘must’ in Japan. A regular meal consists of soup, fruit, grilled fish, rice, cooked veggies, and green tea. Seems delicious, right?
You will always see fish in a Japanese menu. They eat about 10% of all the fish eaten around the world. Let’s not forget that Japanese account for 2% of the total world population.
Moriyama explains that people in Japan know the basics of healthy eating since young age. They always eat slowly, and respect their meal.
Food is served separately, and you will never see a Japanese eating a massive portion. Their cuisine is delicate and simple, and their food is usually steam-cooked or grilled.
When living in Japan, you will always eat rice as a side dish instead of bread. This is not something you see in the US, right?
Breakfast is the most important mal of the day, and it consists of fish, omelet, soup, tofu, seaweed, steam-cooked rice, garlic, and green tea.
Japanese only eat small portions of sugary foods. Women know that cakes, ice cream, and chocolate are their enemies.
“Exercise is a part of the daily routine in Japan and in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, they built an entire culture of biking, walking and hiking,” Moriyama adds at the end of her book.