Why are people so Healthy in Japan?


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  1. In my point of view, those portions aren't too little. But maybe even in Europe portions are smaller than in U.S.A.
    However, some european countries (Italy) have a large percentage of obesity. It's the overrated Mediterranean diet.

    If I eat 2726 kalories daily, I get fat. I can eat only 1000/1200 kalories daily to stay in shape. If I do sport. I still can't go over 1500, and this is true for the whole country.

  2. It’s simply different body types and different food cultures in long history. Also different nature environments,too. And different system of agriculture. In American way, everything must be big!?

  3. America attempting to invade Japan w all kinds of junk fast food. Creating disease and even quick death…total failure. Yet they successed in middle east Asia. Pure evil..USA

  4. Thank to their diet , diet , and diet . Their diet is smart and healthy : fish more often than red meat , vegetables , green tea instead of sodas .
    If we want to be healthy and to be able to work even when aged , let's eat and drink like them , don't find excuses .

  5. I wonder if Ivor Cummins' view applies here that it is the physical structure of the carb foods – not the fiber content – that mostly matters for metabolic derangement (insulin resistance development). It seems to me that rice (even white rice) would maintain its physical structure well and stimulate the L cells (pancreatic stimulating cells) to a lesser degree and K cells (satiety stimulating cells) to a greater degree despite being "processed" carbohydrates more than other types of foods. Anyway, it's just a random thought I had, but it might explain everything observed without the need to use a bunch of explanations.

  6. Japan healthy I work in the tourism industry and majority of Japanese men & women I see smoke cigarettes on a daily basic. Skinny on the outside yes but internally I think they’re rotting from within.

  7. What? Eating out in Japan was so much cheaper than eating out in America. A bowl of ramen after tax and tip in America is like 15 to 17 bucks, in Japan it was like 7 to 9 bucks. Sushi was also cheaper in Japan.

  8. Sausage and hot dogs are made out of organ meats, and they are common in the US. Cold water fish are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, and meat is high in Omega-6 fatty acids, which may well be the most important difference between the US and Japanese diets. Caloric intake is probably another important difference between US and Japanese diets.

  9. Cancer is the mortality cell, its the kill switch. I think the whole ethos in Japan brings health benefits, their manners, the respect for personal space, their deliberate actions, the ritualistic processes they all fascinate me and of all the places I would put on my bucket list Japan would be at the top.

  10. Just curious how does comparisons work exactly. Like i get that for example the US consumed several times the amount of soda as Japan, but in my head i'm thinking, "well… isnt that normal? Theres like 3 times as many people in America"

  11. Biggest reason is small portion sizes, healthier food, and a lot more walking and bicycling to and from train stations. Sometimes even sprinting on and off trains to make it to the next one. It's normal to see not just young but middle aged and older people riding bicycles and walking. Almost unheard of in the U.S. where it's normally only young people. The U.S. is a car driving country – even short trips. Very rare to see people walk to and from the store unless they are poor and can't afford a car. Sweets have much less sugar. Convenience stores like 7-11 in Japan have much healthier foods than the typical junk food in the U.S. Green tea is known as longevity tea. It is not in just tea but shows up in all kinds of food in Japan. Health care in Japan is much cheaper than in the U.S. They have a universal health care insurance system with tightly controlled costs and insurance is required by law.

  12. Japanese people aren't idiots like westerners. And they haven't bought into the whole fast-food craze that started in the 70s and 80s in the west, and is STILL going on. The US consumes most fast-food out of all the nations on the planet. Fast-food = disease and cancer.

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