Why do Japanese live so long?

Written by Eric Newman

Studies have shown that Japanese men and women haverepparttar longest life expectancy than any other race inrepparttar 147877 world. We now know why!

Have you ever heardrepparttar 147878 expression “You are what you eat.”? It turns out there is more truth to this statement than was once thought. The reason forrepparttar 147879 people of Japans long life is exactly that, their diet.

There are three staples ofrepparttar 147880 Japanese diet which can be linked to their long healthy lives.

1.Fish – Seafood is a well known staple ofrepparttar 147881 Japanese diet. It is also a well known fact that seafood is very healthy. The average Japanese diet includes at least one piece of seafood every day. Seafood is naturally low in fat and cholesterol, high in protein and omega 3 fatty acids. It is arguably one ofrepparttar 147882 healthiest meats available today.

2.Rice – The most well known food in Japan has to be rice. It is eaten every day often multiple times a day in Japan. Whether by itself as a meal or in a multitude of other dishes, rice isrepparttar 147883 foundation of Japanese food. Rice itself is low in fat, a great source of energy, filling, and nutritious. Japan has perfected rice growing and cooking. I have never met a Japanese person who did not own a rice cooker. In Japan there have even been developed vitamin infused rice, or hybrid rice’s. These provide even more nutrition than normal white rice.

A Case for The Radish

Written by Joni Groves

A Case for The Radish

They sit left behind on relish trays. They’re often by-passed in grocery store refrigerator shelves. The poor radish has gotten a bum rap.

There are at least five different varieties; but for now, I'll spotlightrepparttar popular, red globe variety.

They are a great source of vitamin C and an excellent low calorie snack (only 12 calories in a half cup of radishes).

Radishes are root vegetables that are classified inrepparttar 147876 cabbage and mustard family, thus their strong taste.

Most people eat them raw, with a little salt.

If you’d like your radishes to be a little crispier and a little less sharp in taste, put them in ice water for a couple hours before you plan to eat them.

There are also a number of ways to cook them. Boil a half inch of water, addrepparttar 147877 sliced radishes, and then cover and simmer until tender, adding more water if necessary. Cook five to ten minutes.

To microwave, place a half pound of sliced radishes in a microwave safe dish with 1 tablespoon of water or broth. Cook for approximately four minutes.

Ifrepparttar 147878 taste of raw radishes is a little too pungent for some, try them steamed. Their bright red skin will turn pink when steamed. The easiest way to steam them is to place whole radishes in a vegetable steamer and cook over boiling water until barely tender. Cook approximately eight to twelve minutes.

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