Japan is one of the most beautiful countries widely recognizable for its green mountains, blue sea, vibrant culture as well as its mouth-watering cuisine
Now many people have been asking the same question – how do Japanese women stay so slim and young?
Well it is widely believed that it is their cuisine that keeps them looking in their prime. Down below is a list of 10 reasons that many believe are how Japanese women stay slim and look young:
- Drinking Green Tea
Japanese people enjoy drinking green tea, as it is not only delicious, but highly beneficial as well, loaded with antioxidants that fight off free radicals and postpone aging, all while aiding weight loss.
- Consuming Fermented Foods
The process of fermentation preserves the natural nutrients in the food and creates beneficial enzymes, omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins as well as various strains of probiotics, that help promote friendly intestinal bacteria and break down food to a more digestible form.
- Popularity of Seafood
Japanese people also enjoy consuming seafood instead of red meat. While red meat has been linked to a number of health conditions such as obesity, inflammatory diseases and high cholesterol, rice or noodles consumed with seafood are beneficial thanks to their high-quality proteins and essential nutrients that are beneficial for the heart, organs and brain, while promoting smooth skin.
- Eating Smaller Portions
Smaller portions make you eat less food and help you lose weight, it is that simple.
- Walking is a Ritual
It is embedded in the Japanese culture for both men and women, to walk a lot, as it is the easiest exercise that helps you stay slim and fit, while improving your cardiovascular health, boosting energy and relieving stress.
- Go Food is No-No Food
Meal times are considered sacred, which is why Japanese people consider it impolite if you eat on the go. You will never see someone eating on the street or while riding in public transport. And on top of that, while people eat, they don’t work or watch TV, they just eat. They also tend to eat slower to allow the stomach to send signals to the brain that it is full.
- Healthy Cooking Methods
Not only is the Japanese cuisine made up of healthy ingredients, but healthy cooking methods as well. Raw simmered and grilled techniques predominate in the cuisine, helping avoid the use of excess oil and preserving the taste and nutrients of the ingredients. Also they avoid deep-frying foods.
- Practicing Martial Arts
Martial arts are just another exercise that improves cardiovascular health and endurance as well as helps build muscle strength and flexibility.
- Hot Spring Baths
Hot spring baths have been known to have healing powers and be beneficial for health, thanks to the temperature of the water as well as its mineral content. Taking a hot spring bath at least twice every month is one of the reasons why Japanese women stay slim and look so young.
- Healthy Desserts
While they avoid desserts, Japanese women eat sweets less often, instead they eat fresh fruit.