Japanese women hold the record for the longest living women worldwide for almost the last 30 Years! The average lifespan of a Japanese woman is 84 years old! Even though they live the longest they still manage to look the youngest and are very resilient of the natural process of aging. Luckily, you can also learn their simple and amazing secret for a long life and youthful look.
The Japanese book “Japanese women don’t get old or fat” is written by Naomi Moriyama. In this book she reveals the secrets of the Japanese cuisine and ancient remedies for a young and healthy look.
The writer claims that the traditional Japanese cuisine incorporates foods that seem to prevent aging, some health issues and weight gain. With the daily consumption of these foods, such as rice, seaweed, fish, green tea, soy and fruits, you are slowing down and the aging process while keeping a healthy weight.
Japanese people in general consume mostly home cooked meals which include soup, fruits, rice, grilled fish and vegetables.
They are one of the world top fish consumers. Almost 10% of all the fish consumed worldwide is by Japan, and they only account for 2% of the world’s population.
People in Japan consume rice with almost every meal. Just like some cultures in Europe eat bread with meals. They go by the saying that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in Japan it consists of various foods and drinks omelets, fish, young garlic, green tea, steamed rice, tofu and similar foods.
Sugary foods are not very popular in Japan and when they decide to eat something that contains sugar, they eat it in small portions.
Japanese people also rely on physical activity as well. Exercise is a daily routine in Japan in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Biking, trekking, walking and hiking are very popular in Japan.