Japanese Women’s Beauty Secrets: In our country, the premature aging problem and obesity have always been the two most common problems among ladies no matter which region they belong to. Even girls just off adolescence have to consider about age-defying skin regimen and how to cut some calories. These two worries have some feeble connection to our genes but a matter of fact is that our lifestyle, food habits, and activity level plays a major part as well. In our continent, there is another country Japan where these two problems among women are surprisingly lesser than India. Is there any vitality potion Japanese women drink to stay fit and young? The answer is no. The life and culture of Japan make it possible for their women to stay healthy and lively. Today we are deciphering the lifestyle secrets of Japanese women to get an idea of how we Indian women can implement some of it in our own lives.
Well Distributed Food Proportions:
We, Indian people, are habituated to take 2-3 major meals a day and perhaps a small meal along with it. This practice of taking bigger time intervals between two meals makes the body to store more food in the fat cells to satiate the body’s needs at gap hours. In Japan, people believe in more number of meals with lesser proportions in each serving. This prevents hunger pangs and the body stays healthy.
Walk, Walk & Walk:
In Japan’s region and culture, walking holds great importance. Being a good fat burning exercise in itself, the custom of walking makes it easy for Japanese women to manage the weight gracefully. This simple walking habit is worth building then!
Fermentation & Good Digestion:
Japanese cuisine includes some nice lacto-fermented foods. This type of food is comparatively easy to digest and helps in growing good microbes in the intestines. When the digestion process is at its peak, the accumulation of toxins in the cells becomes lower which in turn prevents premature aging. We Indian girls can also make the best out of fermented food like idlis or yogurt to get the same benefit!
Increased Level of Activity through Martial Arts:
Japan is famous for its various forms of martial arts. Japanese women get chances to try their hands in martial arts which aids in their slim and flexible body. This high-intensity cardio exercise takes care of their bone health and prevents early signs of aging.
Eat While You Eat:
We Indian girls are guilty of multitasking our eating time for watching TV, indulging into deep discussions or even checking on our social media. But, in Japan, it is a strict no-no to do anything else at the time of having food. This exclusive eating time concept is an excellent way to keep a check on the amount of food and avert the whole overeating business!
Mineral-rich Spring Baths:
Japan is a country where mineral enriched hot springs are found in every corner. Japanese women have to perform ritual baths on these springs. This customary practice to get soaked into essential minerals improves blood circulation, reverses skin damages and makes the skin youthful on the long run.
Tea is Green:
Other than mineral bathing, Japan has another custom that aids in age-defying process. It is the extensive use of green tea. As a habit, as a liking or as a ritual, Japanese women have to have lots of green tea throughout their lives. Green tea contains some powerful antioxidants like flavonoid that reduces the damaged caused by free radicals which on the other hand delays the premature aging.
Seafood is Essential:
Nearness to the sea has enhanced the Japanese cuisine with omega-3 fatty acid enriched seafood like salmon and tuna. This food choice aids in overall wellbeing. The chances of weight-related problems, cardiac diseases and various skin issues including dermatitis, acne, and wrinkle forming become lessened with such food habits.
Encourage Your Sweet Tooth:
There is no need to suppress the desert-at-the-end eating habits because most of the time Japanese women have to take delicious fruits as deserts. The desert preparations have fewer amounts of sugar or gluten and more of nutritious buckwheat flour or sweet potato. It is a very feasible option in India too because like Japan here also we get a variety of fresh fruit in every season.
No Fried Foods Please:
The food preparation process for most of the Japanese foods involves very minimal deep-frying; even minimal use of oils for cooking. Raw, simmered, fermented or baked foods cover the major portion of a complete Japanese meal. Our Indian cuisine has a large variety of nondeep-fried foods as well. If we could help ourselves with such healthy options instead of heavy dishes we can also flaunt slim figures in no time!
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