Japanese longevity can be found in their healthy lives and eating habits.
Eat too much
The Japanese pay attention to eating eight full meals. If you eat too much, the digestive process will prolong, and the organs of the body will become sluggish and cannot be mobilized to perform normal physiological functions. This is one of the reasons why many people suffer from obesity, diabetes, and liver disease.
2. Chewing slowly
If chewed adequately, the digestive burden of the stomach will be reduced. Japanese centenarians usually eat very slowly. This one and the previous one are complementary, because if you chew fully, the feeling of fullness will be stronger, and naturally you will eat less.
3. Low calorie diet
Japanese people consume an average of 11.38 kilojoules of calories per day.
4. Ingest slow carbohydrates
Overall, the Japanese diet contains more carbohydrates. These carbohydrates come mainly from vegetables, fruits and grains, so the body absorbs slowly and does not convert to fat as quickly as fast carbohydrates.
5. Ingest a small amount of meat
A small amount of meat consumed has greatly reduced the incidence of Japanese stroke.
6. Eat seasonal ingredients
Japanese people usually choose ingredients according to the seasons, and do not eat ingredients imported from other regions or crops cultivated in the greenhouse. They believe that the only way to taste the purest and natural taste.
7. Don’t be tired of food
Some people pay too much attention to diet, and every meal needs to calculate calories. Excessive attention to diet can be counterproductive, causing mental stress, which is not conducive to good health. The Japanese are very casual about eating, what they want to eat, and the obesity rate is the lowest in the world.
In addition to healthy eating habits, Japanese longevity elderly people also maintain other healthy living habits such as regular exercise and regular sleep. They don’t have bad habits, they spend a lot of sun every day, and occasionally they take hot springs.