Japanese cuisine greatly facilitates people’s lives — raw fish, rice — soaked in water, vegetables without heat treatment
In Japan it is easy to confuse a 50-year-old woman with a 20-year-old girl due to the fact that they look good. It is noteworthy that Japan just one 3.5%.
In addition to beauty secrets, they also have their correct eating habits:
It is the Foundation of Asian cuisine and the main element in the power system any Japanese. In addition, it is not only the main side dish, but also substitute bread. Despite the fact that rice is a product with a high content of carbohydrates, it is considered the main element of the Japanese diet.
However, the Japanese cooked rice is not as we are accustomed to: it is not salted, not seasoned with oil and not boiled and soaked in water.
Japanese women don’t eat fatty meat, but a day can not imagine without fresh fish and seafood. To get better if there are a lot of fish, it is virtually impossible, but to saturate the body with nutrients — easy!
It is noted that seafood is a source of iodine and omega-3 that reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as well as problems with the thyroid gland.
The Japanese never eat much — just modest portions. Even the traditional Japanese box lunch, Bento, would have seemed ridiculous — and it all lunch? Thus, the Japanese are trained from childhood to one of the basics of healthy eating — eat very small portions, but often.
Method of cooking
Fried food is obviously not about Japanese cuisine. The Japanese did not used there! Of course, on restaurant menus you can find something breaded and fried in oil, but in everyday life, Japanese girls eating food steamed or cooked.
It is not only the source of antioxidants that slow the aging process, but also a faithful helper in the process of losing weight: it is a diuretic and, therefore, removes from the body excess fluid.
The Japanese tradition of tea ceremonies, existing for hundreds of years, are still popular. Of course, ordinary Japanese are not conjures two hours over tea, but green tea can be drunk several times a day.
Rich in proteins, low-fat and low-calorie soy accompanies every meal of the Japanese, be it sauce, soy milk, or tofu. Thus, the diet of the Japanese, there is no deficiency of vegetable protein, essential material for building muscles.
Every Japanese are very sensitive to the choice of vegetables: without them, lunch is not lunch, but dinner is not dinner! The Japanese love daikon radish, leeks, cabbage, and even eat such exotic for us dishes like bamboo shoots and Lotus roots… But most importantly — in the land of the Rising sun doing just simple fresh salads without dressings intricate — and, of course, no mayonnaise.
Only fresh products
In food, the Japanese try to eat only fresh food, prepared with only the “here and now” — such a thing as “shelf life” for them is practically nonexistent.
So familiar to us the way “to make meatballs for 5 days in advance” here is not working. However, the very Japanese cuisine in this plan greatly facilitates people’s lives — raw fish, rice — soaked in water, vegetables without heat treatment… in Fact, cook something for nothing almost never need!
Of course, the Japanese are people too and also love sweets. But their perceptions of the desserts are very different from ours — not even a biscuit, fat cream, cream, chocolate cakes, Even ice cream… the Japanese manage to make rice (moici)! Japanese desserts are low-calorie, not too sweet and maybe not the best for Europeans. But no deposition on the abdomen!
Zen Buddhist attitude towards food
In Japan, there is such a thing as a “Church kitchen” — her for eight years practiced by Japanese monks, but the principle power is still popular among many people in the country of the Rising sun. Zen Buddhist attitude towards food is that food should be the basis of spiritual growth. Thus, it is expected a complete rejection of meat and asceticism.
Many Japanese women follow a similar diet. They only eat small portions of dishes made only from plant products, which can be subjected to only minimal heat treatment.
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