Food / Cooking

Little Known Secrets Of The Healthiest Diet In The World

The Japanese diet is the healthiest diet in the world.

  1. First, the facts.
    • Japanese men and women live longer than everyone else on the face of the earth.

      Women – 86 years average
      Men – 79 years average

      Women – 80 years average
      Men – 75 years average
    • Japanese live an average of 75 healthy years disability free.
    • Japanese obesity rate is 3%, lower than everyone else on the face of the earth.

  2. The sushi.
  3. The Japanese tend to eat their food in smaller portions, bit by bit. It allows the brain time to realize that the body is full. Smaller portions allow you to take turn to savor the taste of many different things healthily and lose weight at the same time. It’s a fact that humans tend to eat more when served more regardless of the state of hunger. Almost 70% of respondents in a recent American Institute for Cancer Research survey will eat whatever that is placed on their plates.

  4. Mountains of rice
  5. Whether if it’s Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar or Korea, it’s rice. Americans eat 6 times less than the average Japanese diet. They eat rice for breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner. Several benefits of rice include:

    • White rice contains only 103 calories per half-cup serving.
    • Rice contains a very high percentage of carbohydrates with only a trace of fat.
    • The protein in rice is well-balanced because all eight amino acids are present in proper proportions.
    • Rice is a low-sodium food for those with hypertension.
    • Rice can be used as a grain substitute for wheat because it is gluten-free and non-allergenic.

  6. The Japanese LOVE vegetables.
  7. Red bell peppers, green beans, zucchini, eggplant, onions, burdock, tomatoes, green peppers, lettuce, carrots, spinach, bamboo shoots, beets, lotus root, turnips, giant white radish, shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes and seaweed can be found in the Japanese diet throughout all meals in the day. It’s common to have vegetable soup for breakfast.

  8. The Japanese LOVE fatty fish.
  9. The kind that is very, very, very high in omega-3 fatty acids, a type of nutrient that your heart will love. Their favorites are the salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardine and herring. The focus on fish leaves little room for artery clogging saturated fat from red meat that causes obesity and heart diseases. Can you imagine 2% of the earth’s population eating 10% of the world’s fish?

  10. Tofu, tofu, tofu.
  11. Other soy products like edamame beans and soy milk also contribute a lot of protein. Know that soy products :

    • are naturally high in calcium
    • contains magnesium and boron, which are important co-factors of calcium for bone health.
    • contain isoflavones that inhibit the breakdown of bones.
    • reduces menopausal symptoms in women. Did you know that no word can be found in the Japanese language for ‘hot flashes’?
    • like soy milk has an effect in lowering cholesterol

    My favorite soup is the miso(fermented soy beans) soup. It’s healthy and yummylicious at the same time!

  12. Green tea, the miracle.
  13. A cup of green tea can usually be found in daily Japanese meals such as lunch and dinner. Today, scientific research in both Asia and the west is providing hard evidence for the health benefits long associated with drinking green tea.

    • University of Purdue researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
    • The Journal of the National Cancer Institute published the results of an epidemiological study indicating that drinking green tea reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly sixty percent.
    • Green tea is rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a powerful type of anti oxidant that inhibits the growth of cancer cells. It also kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots.
    • Just as its bacteria-destroying abilities can help prevent food poisoning, it can also kill the bacteria that causes dental plaque. Which means it helps in preventing tooth decay!

Start eating the Japanese diet if you haven’t already. Start reaping the benefits of living longer, staying slim and healthier!

Food / Cooking Nutrition

8 Most Common Food Cravings And The Alternatives

Cravings, cravings. Everyone has it. Even I have it. But did you know that you get a craving because your body is lacking in some important nutrient that it needs and is contained in a food that you like? Of course there are other factors that are involved. They include stress, depression, boredom and a general need for comfort which could all lead to binge eating and other types of disorders. Below are the 8 most craved food that can be found almost anywhere in the world, from the USA to Japan.

  1. Chocolate
  2. You need magnesium. Know that magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. Take note that on a positive side, chocolate is a rich source of flavonoids and gallic acid, both of which possess cardioprotective properties, and significant amounts of anti oxidants. Anything more than 100g daily is bad. Instead, rid the deficiency with :

  3. Sweets
  4. Sugar, sugar, sugar. Nothing but sugar. Spoils your teeth. Being fat is not cool unless you are a sumo wrestler or a hot dog eating champion. Then it’s cool. Craving for sweets simply mean that your body is asking for one of the nutrients below. All you need to do is put in more :

  5. Alcohol
  6. Drinking too much alcohol is bad. The only alcohol that has been proven to improve your health by drinking a glass a day is red wine. Other than that, it’s bad. Satisfying alcohol cravings will slowly but surely lead to health risks, social risks, self control issues, hang overs, and an appearance in the in-need-of-kidney-donation list. Value your body, shift your focus to healthier replacements that contain high values of :

  7. Carbonated Drinks
  8. It contains a lot of carcinogenic sweeteners, colouring and caffeine. You can’t find an ounce of nutrition, vitamin or mineral content in a can. It dehydrates you. Excessive amounts may even get you esophagial cancer. Of course you can drink carbonated drinks, but take note that 30 gallons of water is needed to remove the amount of crap that each can puts in. Still craving for it? Instead of getting carbonation into your bones, strengthen them with :

  9. Salty Foods
  10. If you have, or have ever had any kind of kidney problem an excess of salt could be catastrophic. For good health, most people need less than a quarter-teaspoon a day of salt. Try satisfying your craving with food that contain high :

  11. Tobacco
  12. Yeah, tobacco is bad. It’s plain bad ass bad. It is the number one preventable cause of death. Really. If you are a smoker, learn how to quit. Help yourself stand up again. Further improve your tobacco cravings with healthy food that carry lots of :

  13. Oily, Fatty Food
  14. Fatty, oily foods lead to a lot of fat around the heart which in turn leads to an eventual heart attack. Unless you are a glutton for death, it’s not cool. Totally, not. Not eating enough is also another reason for fatty food cravings. Your body needs some fat and it’s telling you that it’s lacking what it needs. Eat meals regularly. Spreading meal times into 1 small serving per hour will help. Or else, you could suppress the craving with food high in :

  15. Acidic Food
  16. Side effects of too much acidic food includes heartburn, stomach and intestinal ulcer, mouth sores and hard indigestion. Why? Cause your body needs to get rid the acid. Other ways include saliva and sweat. Some will even get dumped into cavities in your body joints that will lead to toxic build up. You should get yourself food that is rich in :

Types Of Nutrition & It’s High Content Source












Food / Cooking

Easiest Way To Hunt For Cooking Recipes

I’ve been working for long hours and would like to get my mind off the computer. I want to do something that is simple that only requires me to use my common sense. What are the simple adventures at home that I can do?


I have no experience in it and I have only limited items in my cupboard and fridge. Luckily, I found Cooking By numbers. Although the presentation of the website could use a lot of improvement, the content that it provides is of high value. Why?

because I get to make full use of all the available ingredients in my house.

Right now in the fridge, I have butter, cheese, eggs, garlic, onions and tomatoes. In my cupboard, I have bread, coffee, honey, rice, sugar and vinegar. I came across Cooking by Numbers, listed my items and… I get recipes that uses 100% of all ingredients listed!

What do you think? =)

Cooking By Numbers
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