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2. Soybeans, Tofu, & Edamame
3. Sea Vegetables
6. Misc Health Benefits
you're a long-time Japanese cuisine fan, or a novice just exploring your
options, you're at the right place. Low in calories and abundant in important
nutrition, many are discovering the beauty, health and nutritional benefits
of Japanese diet.
Versatile in style and
unique in flavor, Japanese food is sure to impress all your senses. Read
below and find out how you can start transforming the way you look and
Miso Soup: Miso
Soup, rich in soybeans, produces Genistein, a natural substance that blocks
the growth of new blood vessels that feed a tumor. Nourishing to the body
with its delicate and slightly salty sweetness, Miso is uniquely satisfying.
and Edamame: Tofu and Edamame
are great source of protein and other nutrients, such as fiber, B vitamins,
and omega-3 fatty acids. 25 to 50 grams of soy protein a day can help
lower levels of LDL cholesterol. (LDL cholesterol is the type of cholesterol
that is known to build up in and to clog blood vessels, leading to increased
risk of heart disease. Recently, the American Heart Association revised
its dietary guidelines to recommend soy as part of a heart-healthy diet.
Say goodbye to PMS!
Did you know that women in Japan rarely suffer from menopausal problems?
In fact, there is no word for "hot flush" in their vocabulary. A 12-week-long
Italian study found that postmenopausal women taking soy containing 76
mg of isoflavones experienced a 45% reduction in their menopausal symptoms
like hot flashes and night sweats.
Osteoporosis: A 1998
study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that
postmenopausal women who ate 40 grams of soy protein a day significantly
increased the bone density in their spines.
Vegetables: Popular for promoting
clear and youthful complexion, sea vegetables, such as wakame, have been
shown to cleanse the body of toxic pollutants. Also, researchers reported
that sea vegetables were effective in the treatment of tumors in laboratory
Beauty Tip: Seaweed
feeds the shafts and the ducts of the scalp to help improve the health
of the hair. It has been said that the thick, lustrous hair of the Japanese
is partly due to their regular diet of sea vegetables. Seaweed also works
to regulate the hormones, enriching the bloodstream, assisting in metabolism,
promoting a youthful skin color and appearance.
Fish, particularly tuna and salmon are an important source of omega-3
fatty acids. The benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids range from cardiac health
to long-term memory retention to eye and skin health. By lowering the
amounts of fats in the bloodstream, omega-3 fatty acids also reduce the
risk of obesity. Since the human body does not produce omega-3 fatty acids
on its own, The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least
two times a week.
Next time you eat sushi, try wasabi and prevent a cavity or two. Wasabi,
a perennial plant from the cruciferous family, has chemical compounds
called isothiocyanates that inhibit the growth of bacteria (streptococcus
mutans) that cause dental caries. Wasabi also has anti-asthmatic and antimicrobial
properties and prevent against harmful blood clots.
Health Benefits * We will continue
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Source 2: Mark Messina and Stephen Barnes, "The Role
of Soy Products in Reducing Risk of Cancer," Journal of the National Cancer
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Source 3: Psychology Today Magazine. Mar/Apr 2001
Source 4: Yamamoto et al., "Antitumor Effect of Seaweeds,"
Japanese Journal of Experimental Medicine 44:543-46, 1974 http://health.learninginfo.org/seaweed-benefits.htm
Source 5: Marine oils: The Health Benefits of N-3 fatty
Acids. Nutrition, Volume 16, Issue 7-8, Pages 680-684 R. Uauy.
Source 6: American Chemical Society, December 14, 2000
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