So now we know we can drink lots of green tea, and enjoy the intricate flavors of Japanese Cuisine loaded with sea vegetables, garlic, ginger, soba noodles, and wasabi for a delicious life of longevity (If you missed that post, get caught up here!). How else can we emulate the Japanese ways of wellness?
In the world of Integrative Nutrition, the physical food we consume is considered Secondary to our 'Primary Food,' which is broken down into four categories: Movement, Relationships, Spirituality, Read more [...]
More delicious wellness tips from my culinary adventure in Japan straight to your home. So we've already established that these people eat A LOT of rice and noodles. And according to many modern nutrition theories, these simple carbohydrates are not a great source of nutrients. So let's dive deeper and find out what elements in the Japanese diet are keeping these people vibrant and well into their ripe old age.
First There's Food...
Matcha Green Tea
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For all you purists out there--here's the recipe for the more traditional Spicy Miso Pork Ramen. While this recipe is far simpler than the time-intensive authentic ramen recipes from Japan, it will still give you that deliciously intense savory Umami flavor that Ramen is so fondly known for. It may seem like a lot of ingredients, but once you make the spicy miso paste, it will be smooth kitchen sailing from there. I like to make the paste a day ahead of time to make it that much quicker when I go Read more [...]
With the majority of their meals featuring sticky rice and noodles (simple carbs), how on earth do the Japanese stay so healthy?! It would be irresponsible for me not to mention their extreme obsession with pastries, but overall, Japan as a civilzation has been thriving for thousands of years. In fact, one of the 5 Blue Zones (which I'm so fascinated by! You can read more about them here) is located in the islands of Okinawa, which I was lucky enough to visit a few months ago! Okinawa is specifically Read more [...]
It's amazing how averse you can become to technology when you finally take some time away from it. I've been meaning to write this post for AGES, but lately the thought of sitting in front of a computer screen has seemed like torture. I used to spend nearly 8 hours a day sitting in an office, and surprisingly, the longer I've been away from my 9-5 soul-sucking career and the more time I spend away from devices, the less I want to use them. But I do feel slightly guilty for neglecting you all these Read more [...]