Japan is a beautiful country, with its green mountains, beautiful blue sea, vibrant culture and mouth-watering cuisine. If you travel to the place, one thing will surely cross your mind, how do these Japanese women stay so slim and young? Well, it is because of their food and lifestyle, the people there live for 100 years.
Here are a few of the reasons why the Japanese women stay young and slim:
1. Green tea:
The Japanese love green tea, the make Matcha, green tea powder which is consumed in proper ceremonies. Other than being delicious, it is also full of health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants that help in fighting ageing and it even aids weight loss, keeping them slim.
2. Fermented food:
Foods that have been through the process of lacto fermentation are fermented food. The process of fermentation preserves natural nutrients in food and creates beneficial enzymes, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and various strains of probiotics. These help in weight loss and also remove toxins from the cells.
3. Sea food:
Instead of having red meat, these people prefer sea food. Rice or noodles accompanied by sea food is a common meal there. Being surrounded by the sea, fish and shellfish like tuna, salmon, mackerel and shrimp they have them more than often. The omega-3 in the fish and the other nutrients are very good for both skin and health, it keeps your skin glowing and the fatty acid helps in reducing weight.
4. Eating smaller portions:
Eating smaller portions is more important than watching what you eat. Having meals in small portions makes you eat less. They take smaller portions of food for meal and have the food when it is fresh. It prevents overeating and health hazards related to it.
Walking is very famous out there, it is kind of a ritual in Japan. It improves cardiovascular health, boosts energy and mood, and helps relieve stress. Since most of the people in this heavily populated country travel by trains, they walk or use bicycle to come and go to and from the stations. It helps them in their health improvement.