Dozens or even hundreds of diets and diets that promise to lose weight, some of them are easy and healthy, while others are restrictive and not recommended by nutritionists. But the basis for successful weight loss is to rely on a healthy diet appropriate for each person (according to his age, sex, and diseases he suffers from…), with appropriate exercise. In order to maintain the lost weight, in the long term, and avoid obesity, it is necessary to make adjustments in lifestyle and eating habits, and follow them at all times. “Madam Net” informs you in the following about the Okinawan diet and its health importance:
Okinawa is a Japanese island for centenarians
Japanese cardiologist and geriatrician Makoto Suzuki is one of the first to be interested in the mystery of centenarians in Okinawa. The Okinawa diet comes from a small island, with a centenarian population, located in southern Japan. The island is famous for the health of its residents, which is largely related to their diet and way of life. This diet encourages a diet rich in micronutrients and omega-3s with plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as oily and low-fat fish.
What is the Okinawa diet?
Tea is one of the foundations of the Okinawa diet
The Okinawa diet is based on the consumption of water, tea, green vegetables, aquatic vegetables (tomatoes and cucumbers), citrus fruits, red fruits, low-calorie fruits, soy milk, fresh seaweed, low-fat yogurt and tofu in large quantities. The Okinawa Diet recommends respecting other key principles of the Japanese diet that make this method so successful, such as:
Hara-hachi-bu: stop eating before you feel full.
– “Koten Goa”: encourages eating only small portions.
– “Noshi Gozoi”: advocates eating with the thought that foods have healing powers.
The Okinawa Diet recommends eating fresh food, cooking food lightly or over low heat, and avoiding microwaves and barbecues.