Japan has a world-class average life expectancy for both men and woman.
Top 10 Healthy Japanese food
We would like to introduce top 10 Japanese food menus that are especially considered to be good for health and beauty!
1 Miso soup 味噌汁
Most Japanese condiments are fermented foods, and miso is one of them. Miso soup to eat every day is a healthy diet can be taken with any kinds of ingredients and full of vegetables. In addition to vegetables, you can put meat, fish, shellfish and everything! I believe there are no ingredients that can’t be used!
Miso soup is the Japanese necessary food for health and beauty.
2 Tofu dishes 豆腐料理
Japanese often eat soybeans. Especially, the tofu dishes are served frequently. You can enjoy the taste of tofu with various condiments such as ginger, green onion and bonito chips because of its simple taste.
Soybean, a raw material of tofu contains a kind of polyphenol called soy isoflavone, which acts like a female hormone, so it is said to be useful for women’s health and beauty.
3 Rice bran pickles ぬか漬け
Rice bran pickles contain lactic acid bacteria called Labrache. Labrache has strong viable and be delivered live to the intestine. In addition to helping relief of constipation by conditioning intestinal environment, it is also expected to enhance immunity, and prevent to get flu or cancer.
It is also said to suppress allergic symptoms such as hay fever by arranging the immune function of the body.
4 Grilled eel うなぎの蒲焼き
Eel contains vitamin B1 which is good for recovery from fatigue, vitamin B2 and vitamin A to prevent from chalk mark. That is why it is effective for health and beauty. In Japan, there is a custom to eat eel around the end of July in order to prevent summer weariness, saying “Midsummer Day of the Ox”.
The smell of eel baking is appetizing and it is strange that it could be eaten even our appetite falls in summer.
5 Buckwheat noodle (Soba) そば
Buckwheat is low in sugar and fat, and contains a kind of polyphenol called rutin. So it is said to have anti-aging effects!
Because it rejuvenates blood vessels and make the blood smooth, I strongly recommend to eat them if you like greasy foods.
6 Natto 納豆
It is not surprising that it has nutrition because it is made from soybeans. But by adding fermented soybeans to boiled soybeans for ferment, a protein degradation enzyme called “nattokinase” is born. It is the reason why natto is so sticky.
It is known that this nattokinase has the behavior of dissolving the thrombus and it is expected to be useful for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and cerebral infarction and lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
7 Kinpira きんぴらごぼう
It’s a traditional Japanese dish made with burdock root and meat, seasoned sweat-and-sour by soy sauce and sweat cooking rice wine. If you take with rice, you can never stop to eat!
Since the burdock has abundant dietary fiber and it has an intestinal behavior, it is the side dish that we would like to recommend to people who tend to be constipated eat every day.
Kinpira is sometimes made by adding various root crops such as carrots and lotus root, and it is also nice that we can take various nutrients depending on what you combine with.
8 Sake 酒
Sake is just suitable for Japanese food. Sake is taking attention from overseas models as a drink to have behavior of making beautiful skin such as whitening and moisturizing effect.
Sake contains arbutin, kojic acid, free linoleic acid, liberated linoleic acid, ferulic acid and other ingredients that are blended as skin whitening ingredients in cosmetics.
Moreover, since it is made from rice, it is rich in amino acids. Because it moisturizes the skin and hair, this alcohol can whiten and moisturize at the same time.
3 Boiled spinach ほうれん草のおひたし
Boiled spinach salad is often served as an appetizer when you eat set meal at a Japanese restaurant. Japanese foods normally do not keep vegetables raw, because you can eat plenty as it is less potion by quick heating.
Vegetables are rich in β-carotene and have a function to prevent chalk mark.
10 Mackerel boiled with miso さばの味噌煮
Mackerel is the kind of fish have abundant nutrients such as EPA and DHA that can reduce blood stickiness. Since DHA also activates the function of cranial nerves, it is said that eating this type of fish will make you intelligent.
Moreover, it is an excellent healthy food because it can be the fermented food by simmering with miso.
Japanese food is a healthy diet that contains less lipids and plenty of vegetables protein, because its main ingredients are vegetables.
Japanese food has many good effects for beauty. Why not to eat more Japanese food to become healthier and beautiful?