Did you know that the average lifespan of Japanese women is 84?
In fact, for over two decades, these women have held the record for the world’s longest-living women!
In spite of their advanced age, Japanese women normally look younger. What’s the secret to this beauty and longevity?
Read on to get the answer.
In her book, Japanese women don’t get old or fat, Naomi Moriyama claims that the Japanese traditional cuisine encompasses foods that prevent health complications, weight gain, as well as aging. These foods include:
- Green tea
The Japanese are used to consuming home cooked meals, such as soups, grilled fish, cooked vegetables, green tea, and a bowl of rice. In fact, they consume around 10% of all fish consumed in the world, while they account for just 2% of the world’s population.
Japanese children are also taught the significance of healthy eating from a tender age. Likewise, every food is separately served and people are discouraged from eating large portions or filling their plates.
All meals include rice as a side meal, instead of bread. This is one of the most notable differences between their eating habits and others around the world.
To the Japanese, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it comprises several foods and drinks, such as omelet, tofu, soup, steamed rice, seaweed, young garlic, and green tea.
They take small portions of sugary foods or avoid it altogether.
Naomi Moriyama concludes:
“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.”