It’s a widely known fact that Japan has some of the oldest people in the world, and the biggest reason is because of their diet.
Japan has been ranked as No. 1 long living nation for past 20 years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Generally, Japanese food is known as healthy and low in fat which brings good effects to their long-living lives. In this sense, let’s take a look at five recommended Japanese dishes for longevity.
Miso is commonly eaten as soup as it is served with most of the Japanese dishes. Miso is high in protein and contains several nutrition, which is effective to lower cholesterol, prevent from cancer and boost immune system.
Sashimi is sliced raw fish. Thanks to the two great oceans surround Japan, citizens eat lots of seafood. Seafood is high in protein and contains omega–3 fats and other good nutrition.
You can have Sashimi served with Wasabi which is another super healthy ingredient which reduces risk of cancer and heart disease.
Seaweed is very commonly eaten in the country as fresh or dry. Fresh ones are mostly in miso soups, salads or vinegared and dry ones are used for rice balls or sushi. In addition, it is full of minerals which is not easy to consume from other products and it’s very good for your hair.
Probably the most hated Japanese dish to most of foreigners. Natto is fermented soya beans which has very strong smell and slimy texture. Let’s put its negativity aside, Natto is true super food. Rich in protein, low in fat,Vitamin B and D, fiber, and iron.
The healthiest mushroom, Shiitake is commonly eaten as it has very rich flavours. High in protein and low in fat, what’s more it protects against cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol.