Japanese Secrets to a Longer Healthier Life
Brian and Angie Maroevich, Owners of Royal Tan and Spa
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The Long Life of the Japanese- What Contributes to it?
It is a
well known fact that when it comes to living long, healthy lives,
the Japanese seem to have an upper hand in that department.
Why is that? There are many thoughts and theories of what secret
knowledge the Japanese hold and what the rest of the world can
do to achieve the same outcome. Let's take a closer look
at what secrets the Japanese possess and practice, and what
the rest of the natural world seems to be missing.
say it seems as if the Japanese tend to live longer is an understatement
in a big way. The average life span of Japanese men is 78
years while their women counterparts have a life expectancy
of 85. That is remarkable and is also the world's highest
life expectancy of the past 20 years. That is correct, for the
past 20 years the Japanese have outlived the rest of us and
by far too.
look and find out the differences in general lifestyles between
the Japanese and the rest of the world. The biggest difference
is the way that the Japanese eat. In general the Japanese are
very healthy eaters, much more so than the typical American.
The Japanese are known to have extremely low levels of cholesterol
in their blood. This is a main contributor to the fact that
very few Japanese die from heart disease.
do the Japanese people manage to keep such extremely low levels
of cholesterol in their blood? This has remained a mystery of
sorts. There are special nutritional structures that are in
Japan. These unique structures make the Japanese diet almost
completely unknown and almost rarely ever used outside of Japan
itself. They cook and consume foods that are not served much
outside their country.
main foods that are consumed in Japan consist of Tofu, Shitake
Mushrooms, Prawns, Soba Noodles, and Wakame. Lets take a closer
look at these.
Mushrooms are native to East Asia. They have been the topic
of research for their medical benefits. Specifically their anti-tumor
benefits in mice that were tested. The shiitake mushrooms have
also been tested as anti-viral properties perfect for treating
moderate to severe allergies. There are several other tests
under way to further prove their medical value.
a type of shellfish is one of the main staples of the Japanese
diet. In fact, they are often thought of or mistaken for
shrimp. The only real difference is the gill structure of the
are made from buckwheat flour. There are two ways they are served
either chilled with a sauce for dipping, or hot in a broth as
a noodle soup. These noodles have become a replacement for fast
food in train stations. Their counterpart, thick noodles or
udon, are not served as often. They are served with many different
ingredients added to alter their flavor.
last of the main staples of Japan is Wakame. This is seaweed.
Wakame has a compound within it help people burn fatty tissue.
This has also been used as a...
above foods combined make up over 75 percent of the food consumed
in Japan. When you look at the health benefits of these
foods it is not a far stretch of your imagination to conclude
that a Japanese person has a longer life due to their diet.
This has for a long time been an assumption of many but as of
yet has not been proved.
us look at a few other factors that might be viable reasons
that Japanese people tend to live longer than other nationalities.
Some people contribute this to the obvious differences in lifestyles.
The Japanese rarely smoke and the fact that they are genuinely
Japanese also put a great emphasis on the importance of family
and tradition. Although this can be difficult at times,
it has been found to actually make a persons determination to
"do what is right" stronger and can actually extend
ones life. When family and tradition are of such importance,
it has been found that an individual takes more care and caution
when it comes to dangerous and health threatening activities.
If you want your family to be proud, you are less likely to
do things that could alter their positive stature in the community.
factor believed to play a part in the long lifespan of the Japanese
people is the fact that they consume at minimum a pint of
green tea each day. Green tea is one of the drinks that
have been found to fight off heart disease.
look at the eating and drinking habits of the Japanese and see
that they consume multiple products that are natural determent
for heart disease it is not surprising that the Japanese live
into consideration that their food is usually steamed more than
fried and they eat on average 3 times more vegetables than other
nationalities do. Common sense tells you that the results of
all of the above contribute to a longer life span.
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