The author noted that, according to the World Health Organization, Japan ranks first in the world in terms of life expectancy (84.2 years). However, people in the country do not like to play sports.
The reasons for Japanese longevity include genetics, living conditions, social development, health care, and other factors. One of the key points is nutrition, the blogger adds.
So, variety always prevails on the Japanese table. The portions, however, are relatively small, the author points out. Each meal includes fish, meat, vegetables, fruits, rice, and other food staples. It is noted that such a diet of many small dishes allows make the diet more balanced.
The lion's share of the Japanese diet is taken by fish and seafood, which, unlike beef, lamb or pork, contain much less saturated fatty acids, which can lead to blockage of blood vessels and cause chronic diseases. The author emphasized, however, that there was no need to completely give up these types of meat. It is important to go the limit and stick to a balanced diet so that different types of meat, fish and seafood are present in the diet.
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