10 longevity tips practiced in Japan

It is a well-known fact that people live the longest in Japan – according to data and statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). Scientists have been studying this phenomenon for a long time. There is no official or specific formula for longevity. However, doctors agree that the basis of the long life of the Japanese is in diet and lifestyle.

  1. In Japan, stewed and grilled food is mostly eaten. The Japanese rarely fry and bake food. Here the food is most often steamed. During baking, fats are converted into dangerous carcinogens – ketones and aldehydes that destroy human cells, tissues and organs. Foods stored in the fryer contain a lot of harmful fats which is a burden on the liver and pancreas along with the number of calories.
  2. Instead of dough, the Japanese use vegetables. Rice and seaweed are also used in Japan.
  3. The amount of servings is important in Japan. Miniature plates and bowls of food are used. It is eaten from a plate with chopsticks.
  4. The Japanese use the magical proportions of 80:20 meals. Every meal the Japanese finish to keep 20% of the meal in the plate, that is, until the first feeling of satiety, the meal is interrupted.
  5. The Japanese use a minimum of harmful red meat. They use a lot of fish and seafood and a little chicken. Thus, the body gets useful proteins, amino acids, unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals. With side dish with vegetables or algae.
  6. The freshness of food and food is most important to the Japanese. The freshness of the food is maximum. Cucumber from the garden, fish from the sea and the like. Food should be on a plate no later than a day or two after picking or catching. The Japanese do not import food from distant lands. Here the products are not stored in warehouses and shops. Food is not frozen or canned with the addition of chemicals.
  7. Traditional life in Japan is “vertical”, ie the life of the Japanese takes place vertically. The Japanese stand or walk if possible. The Japanese rarely sit in homes because the working day is long and few have cars. That is why in Japan, people rarely suffer from hemorrhoids, crooked spine, varicose veins and other diseases of the sedentary lifestyle.
  8. In Japan, a lot of green tea is drunk instead of black coffee. Green tea contains a lot of vitamins and antioxidants. According to the Japanese, Macha green tea is ten times stronger, more aromatic and more useful than ordinary tea.
  9. The Japanese are ideal patients because they visit doctors as many as 12 times a year. They do this for prevention and early diagnosis. Every person in Japan adheres to strict medical recommendations, regular check-ups. The Japanese do not practice self-medication.
  10. The elderly population should have an active life. That is why all age groups in Japan are socially active. The elderly population performs many useful activities: cleaning, maintenance of parks and green areas, frequent travel and the like.

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