Why Do the Japanese Live Longer?
Did you know that Japan has the highest life expectancy in the world? Why are the Japanese living so long?
One of the main contributing factors is that they eat healthier!
The typical Japanese diet includes a lot of fish. Consuming fish lowers the risk of heart disease. Also, fish oil helps prevent certain types of cancer and inflammation.
Tea consumption is an integral part of Japanese diet. Japanese powdered green tea-matcha contains a lot of antioxidants and helps prevent cancer.
Unlike in North America where food is served on large plates, the Japanese serve each item on its own little dish. Also, there is a famous Japanese saying, “eat until you are 80% full”.
Japanese people also walk and stand more often.
Most Japanese stand rather than sit. They walk, bike or take the train when they go out.
Japanese people typically eat out with friends and families more frequently. As a result, they build better relationships and have more social support from friends and families when they get older.