Japan is a state known for its culture, great inventions, unique discipline and exemplary lifestyle. The Japanese are known as the most fit nation in the world. Japanese women are known for their beauty, care regime, great elegance and slim figure.
In addition to the beauty and the slim figure, this nation can also boast of its good health. The Japanese as a nation are an example of health, so when we look deeper into their secret we can conclude that it is often due to the overall lifestyle and balance that plays a vital role in preserving their beauty and health.
These are the 6 habits that Japanese women have and why they manage to maintain good shape and good health.
1. Nutrition balanced diet
If you thought that Japanese people only eat sushi, then you were mistaken and you believed in stereotypes. Basically they have a varied diet that includes vegetables, fruits, fish, algae, soybeans, rice and would emphasize to a large extent green tea. These foods are rich in nutrients and antioxidants that successfully fight aging. Japanese diets usually do not include unhealthy calories in their diet.
2. Breakfast is the most important meal
Although you have many times heard from nutritionists or read on our blog about the importance of the ideal meal to consume in the morning. Japanese are very consistent in their diet when it comes to morning meals. Japanese meals have a variety of foods such as miso soup, tea, fish, mullet, rice and lots of vegetables. What should be emphasized for the remainder of Japanese meals is that they try to keep their lunches light and evenings lighter.
3. Consume rice instead of bread
A very big reason why Asian people are weaker than Western nations is because they use rice instead of pasta. Bread basically causes obesity. The Japanese cook rice without adding salt or butter and use it in addition to meals of vegetables, fish or meat.
4. Different cooking method
The cooking techniques followed by Japanese are different from others in the rest of the world. Japanese food is traditionally cooked by steaming, roasting, or stewing. fried food is often prepared with minimal use of oil in a special pan. Vegetables are finely chopped in order to speed up the cooking process, the use of little spices that help avoid digestive problems and protect the internal organs.
Japanese cuisine tries to preserve the natural colors and flavors of food and avoids the use of artificial flavors and colors.
5. A unique food culture
The Japanese believe that diet is a kind of ritual. This means that they eat more slowly, with two small aids (sticks). The use of sticks provides a small amount of food intake with each bite consumed which also means it prevents overeating. This nation does not prefer full bowls. When you eat more than the capacity you gain extra pounds, and this is something the Japanese are very aware of.
6. Do not prefer desserts
Desserts play an important role in Western culture, but not in Japanese and other Asian cultures. Japanese eat desserts only on special occasions and rarely. Another important factor to note in this section is that desserts, although rarely consumed, generally have low fat content. Japanese also have low-sugar ice cream, often called ‘mochi’ rice ice cream.