All the information you need to know about how healthy Japanese food is.

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Japanese always drink green tea with their meals because it fights off the unhealthy elements in the body. Benefits are obtained whether served hot or cold. They drink green tea over coffee because it contains half the amount of caffeine. Japanese drink Green tea to enable the breakdown of the oil that in our digestive system. Green tea is mostly served with fried food or at breakfast.

 

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Japanese believe in consuming lots of proteins in greater quantities due to the health benefits associated. They eat a lot of fish instead of red meat because it lowers the dangers of heart attacks.

Japanese eat a lot of Fish because it is a common source to intake proteins. Red meat is more expensive and is considered unhealthy.

Japanese believe, the healthier the fish you eat the better it is for you. Japanese serve fish in many different ways from:

  • raw
  • poached
  • grilled
  • fried
  • baked
  • steamed

 

Japanese people also believe that fish is the major factor in maintaining the health and natural beauty of their skin.

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Japanese noodles have unique characteristics and health promoting properties.

Buckwheat flour immensely helps in the digestion process. It has lower amounts of starch and contains no traces of white flour. Noodles made from buckwheat flour or wheat flour because they are low in fat and much higher in carbohydrates. Consumed in small portions makes you feel fuller.

It oppresses the fat development process in the body and digests quicker than white flour does. It also helps in the growth of new blood cells.

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Japanese food is always served in smaller portions to discourage overeating. Traditional Japanese food servings are almost half of the servings in the West. The Japanese, however, make it a point that even the healthiest foods are also served in small portions.

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Soy is another popular food item on the Japanese menu. It has been known to reduce the risk of heart disease and blood pressure. Soy is also a good source of protein.

Apart from fish, soy and Tofu are also popular food products in their diet. Japanese people believe that food sourced from soy is a great alternate to red meat as some meats are high in saturated fats.

Natto, Tofu, Soy sauce are also regular part of the Japanese staple menu as they provide proteins without cholesterol and saturated fats. These types of foods reduce the danger of developing numerous chronic diseases.