JAPANESE FOOD AS A SOURCE OF HEALTH
The latest research shows that the longest life expectancy in the world are Japanese. Average Japanese experience 84 years of age. Does it have to do with a traditional diet and lifestyle, which benefits health are traditional Japanese dishes and lots of interesting things about one of the oldest and most advanced civilization, we explain in this article.
Scientists and historians for a years monitored and devote a lot of attention to this very interesting nation. Especially with the advancement of technology and the detection of various diseases, people are increasingly turning to traditional Asian cultures, their way of life and way of treatment, which is certainly worthy of attention. The World Health Organization has found that the Japanese as a nation in the first place when it comes to the lowest rates of obesity in developed countries, with only 3% of overweight, as opposed to America with obesity rates of 33%.
Their way of cooking is based on very sound foundations: raw or steamed food or food prepared in the wok. Such a diet does not contain excess calories, no harmful fats, no use of oils, most of the fish meat that is eaten raw as sushi and sashimi. Source of protein and omega fatty acids are fish and mushrooms, a source hydrate, fiber and vitamins is rice, buckwheat noodles and steamed vegetables. Natural green tea as a beverage has a special place in Japanese culture. Portions are moderate, no overeating, the body is not struggling to digest food and that’s why you are constantly energized and rested. You can work long with full concentration, with very little sleep. Habit is all that remains of this diet, over time the body adjusts and there is no need for extra calories, and when you get to that stage of your daily tasks it is easier for you to perform, and certainly this will be healthier.
Of course it is the price of Japanese specialties at exclusive restaurants around the world is certainly the most expensive. Cheap and bad food mostly makes you unhealthy and obese. But such a diet can easily be applied by making meals at home. Get the groceries at the market take a little time, and there you have a healthy diet.
We will mention some of the specialties of this cuisine and give approximate nutritional composition.
Japanese soup with noodles. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour. Buckwheat in possession of vitamins B1 and B2, minerals and almost double the percentage of protein in relation to rice. Sashimi. Seafood in its purest form. This dish consists only of thin slices of raw salmon, tuna, squid, or anything else fresh. No matter what fish you choose, you are guaranteed you will get a huge percentage of protein and nutrients with very little fat. Edamame. It represents a fresh glow, which can be a great appetizer. It contains a high percentage of protein, omega 3 fats and fiber. Serve with fresh vegetables will lead to the full before the main course, and time will not come to overeating. Shiitake Mushrooms. This food is very rich in protein and has a low percentage of fat. It is used in Asian medicine for centuries. Studies show that shiitake mushrooms protect against cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol. Tofu. This is a very standard food in the Asian kitchen. Similar properties as shiitake, a lot of protein and little fat. It can be easily combined and used as a dietary supplement.Wasabi. This unique flavor contains the same chemicals, to fight cancers, like in broccoli and cabbage.Wasabi also reduces the risk of heart attack. Nigri. Thin slices of fresh fish wrapped around rice with bits of seaweed. Most chefs in restaurants that it is much easier to handle if raw fish is mixed with rice and some restaurants use or brown rice. Seaweed. This staple is indispensable when it comes to consuming a sufficient amount of minerals. Seaweed contains several things that our bodies need, including zinc, selenium, iodine, and vitamin B12. It also help to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
These are some important details that characterize a healthy diet in the Japanese way. Changing bad habits with better, accept the fact that health enters the mouth, giving an example to others and most importantly give an example to your children, ones it’s up to yourself. This diet will help your working day to be more efficiently and your life much longer. So the Japanese are doing this!
In the last few months I had a clients who are models. They inspired me a little bit more to find out and investigate this topic. Today we deal with female models, their way of training, diet and lifestyle.
How to get look similar like girls on the picture. Of course, with a lot of effort and the right guidelines can be. Not everyone is destined to be top models, but you can line your figure to a level which is not ashamed to stand shoulder to shoulder with the top models.
Training are specific, is not the classical exercising and lifting weights. Muscle needs to look very different from all the other examples you can see in fitness centers. We can take the example of runners on one hundred meters and marathon, but this is something in between, for example athletes in the 800 and 1500 meters. The training requires a lot of cardio exercise, functional exercises with your own weight and a lot of stretching. Muscles need to be spindly, elongated, thin but strong. This is the essence of this appearance and musculature.
Traditional exercises lunges, squats, push ups, deeps, used with a lot of modification. TRX, Steppers, Bosu balls, Pilates balls … can be used as specific help with variations and loads. Bands with different colors and degrees of elasticity are very good, the load increases in the most natural way without the use of conventional weights. Interval training, cardio, rope should be more practiced in order to losing fat and removed the excess fluid that muscle gave mild expression and longitude.
Training with boxing and kick box elements and their movements will strengthen the muscles of the legs and shoulders, and at the same time a proper execution of the muscle movements will be significantly involved with a wide range of flexion and extension which will impact favorably on the desired result.
Stretching must occupy a special place in the course of training, approximately 30% of the training process. Muscle must not be tightened and shortened. Diet is based on reciprocal intake and spending of calories, kg need to be the same, energy saved, and all the necessary nutrients to be recovered.
In the next video, we’ll give you an example of exercises that are used in this type of training:
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAINING AND NUTRITION
Recently, one wise man wrote: people want to lose weight, BUT IF IS POSSIBLE TO NOT EXERCISE AND TO CONTINUE TO EAT THE SAME AMOUNT THE FOOD. THAT THING EXPLAIN A LOT WHEN YOU COPY TO OTHER ASPECTS OF LIFE. Today we have article about the relationship between diet and workout, then what is the role of sacrifice and perseverance, what is the tactics in training, truth, reasons, causes and consequences …
As we have previously reminded the caloric deficit, mean spend more calories than what you entered and thus lose weight. The energy that is consumed must be repaid only in the form of nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals) that are consumed and broken down during exercise, so body need to be quickly recovered and the cells restored. Compensating for consumed energy, introduction of calories burned along with the phrase “I was practicing very hard so now I can eat a lot and everything”, you enter more calories that will be not burned, but this only prolongs the period of achieving the target. Most important is, the food need to contains a sufficient percentage of protein and complex hydrates with low values of calories that will compensate the degraded matter, and also to encourage the body uses fat as a result of caloric deficit.
The values of consumed energy range of 1.2 kcal per minute during the rest, to more than 20 kcal per minute during intensive activity. Which means that if you are a beginner and consumes an average of 10 kcal per minute, this is just 600 calories in an hour of training, which is half meal in McD. This shows how little the ratio is of energy consumed in training and the energy input on classical food. Today it is said that the relationship between DIET and WORKOUT as a percentage of 80:20 in favor of nutrition, if we want to reach certain results. The data and experience tells us that, professional athletes in body fitness or bikini models, to achieve the desired figure, in the final preparations they have only 3 sessions per week, and the rest is food and tactics when and what nutrients should be consumed.
Exercise is very helpful in terms of speeding up metabolism, blood circulation, healthy airways, vitality, tight muscles and healthy ligaments, joints and bones. These are the benefits of exercise, which will be given to the regulation of feeding results.
The determination and compliance advice and guidance to give by trainers, is the most important thing for certain success. Period for achieving results can be very short if you are focused on the target, otherwise, in violation of the rules, only dispose of success, to whom might never come. It depends on you!
BENEFITS OF CUTTING ALCOHOL AND SUGAR
Festive atmosphere, celebration, positive energy and holidays, is usual for this period of the year. We will be tempted to consume a little more alcohol, candy and foods that contain a high percentage of simple sugars. Let’s experiment with your organism. After passing the holidays and the period of overeating and drinking, we reject the use of alcohol and simple sugars for a month. The effect that this kind of fasting will have on your body will be described herein.
Start and first few days or weeks will be much shocking for your body. The most important thing is to stay strong character and adhere to the task in the next month. Here’s a story I heard a few days ago, I had something to do with this: It started a few frogs to come up on some top … first gave up because her feet hurt, other began to catch cramps, third is dehydrated, fourth complains of pain, and so on … remain the last two frogs near to the top, and first the second frog says, you see that they are all given up, even I can no longer, because of inflammation, cramps and also no matter what I’m up … the latter on second frog still continues itself, and reach that conquer the peak. The frog who arrived to the finish was deaf.
Meanings and consequences caused by alcohol and sugar
Due to the introduction, blood sugar soaring, then rapidly decreases, and you get the need for a new batch. There is no end and thus accumulating calories. A total exclusion of complex sugars from the diet, losses calories, that will not bring calories are converted into fat, and you will lose kg. Alcohol is full of sugar and calories, so you drink more and more. The same effect as that of sugar. Restriction of alcohol lose calories, weight and make you lean. Sugar and therefore alcohol is difficult to digest. Their restriction, the body and digestive system becomes more functional and faster. The metabolism becomes more accelerated, increases the calorie consumption and fast food is absorbed and processed. Energy. Before we lose and decrease our energy compensating energy drinks or chocolates, it is wrong, because the level of sugar is growing rapidly and then declines sharply, energy recovery is instantaneous and there is no long-term effects. Research shows that after a few drinks of alcohol suddenly increases appetite, a person can eat up to 30% more food than if they did not consume alcohol. The feeling of satiety is harder achieved, that hunger is increasing. Alcohol is a diuretic, and as a result of its consumption leads to frequent the toilet, urinating. Due to the loss of fluid in the body, comes to drying your skin especially on the face. Pause in alcohol consumption will refresh your face and skin a better complexion.
Over time, the desire for alcohol and sugar lost, you will not have attacks for sweets, and run to the store to buy a candy bar. Withstand the month, the benefits are guaranteed. Be amazed at the results, and try to continue with this diet. It stumbled your way and style of life. The most important thing is to stay consistent, because every beginning is difficult like this one.
NATURAL TESTOSTERONE BOOSTERS
In today’s world it is a lot argued what is the role of testosterone, how to increase T level in the body, what is the healthy ways to do this. The survey found that people due to lifestyle and diet have a reduced secretion of this hormone, which has a very important function on our body. In the following, we will give some helpful information and answer some questions.
Today, the research found that the Japanese age of 100 years had higher levels of testosterone than Americans age of 30 years. With reduced level this hormone leads to chronic fatigue, reduce male libido, lose muscle mass, increase percentage of body fat, decreased bone mass, hair loss, low volume of semen, mood swings. The level of testosterone decreases with age, and over 40% of men, over 45 age, are the group at risk for this problem.
Natural ways to increase T hormone is:
Ejecting dietary sugar. The average American takes 12 teaspoons of sugar a day, and sugar directly reduces the level of T hormone secretion. When you eat foods rich in processed grains and sugar, your blood glucose level becomes elevated. To keep blood sugar levels, the pancreas begins to work overtime to produce insulin, which helps the flow of sugar from the bloodstream into the cells, in order to metabolized for energy. Finally, if your cells are exposed to insulin for a long time, you develop insulin resistance, which causes the occurrence of type II diabetes. Diabetes develops when your body is unable to produce enough testosterone.
Good quality sleep. According to scientific research long enough and timely sleep are the two most important ways to raise the level of T hormone in the blood. Sufficient sleep is 7 hours is recommended, also to be already at 22h going to bed, because sleep quality is the best from 22h to 2h in the morning. Level of the hormone cortisol, which reduces the level of secretion of the hormone T, is placed in the normal frame.
Reduce the level of fat in the body. Weight loss has a predictable and linear relationship with increasing testosterone naturally. When you take into consideration the effect that insulin resistance and poor sleep habits have on testosterone, this makes sense because they are all closely linked to obesity. At the core of this problem is the discharge of processed sugar from the diet, which is associated with insomnia, overweight, diabetes and other negative impacts on the secretion of hormones.
Stress reduction. The problem is when you are chronically stressed, and your body remains stuck in the condition in which the pumping out cortisol (the hormone stress) constantly.
Interval training with a combination of weight training. If you want to naturally increase testosterone and growth hormone, then combine weights with HIIT training (high intensity interval training). Lifting weights 6-12 reps, including large muscle groups will help your body to build more muscle mass. More muscle causes your body to produce more growth hormone. Despite the lifting, interval training with a combination is best for the overall increase growth hormone. It also maintains the level of T hormone. Interval method involves exercise of 90% to 100% of your maximum for short periods, in order to combust stored sugar (glycogen). This helps your body to burn fat in the next 36 hours and replace vital energy stores in your body. In addition to increasing the level of T helps in: lowering heart rate, lower blood pressure, accelerate blood circulation, detoxification by stimulating the lymphatic system.
Increasing the level of T hormone with using protein and healthy fats. Recent studies reveal that high branched chain amino acids (BCAA) significantly increases the level of T hormone and falling hormone cortisol. Recharging can be done in the form of protein shakes or simply increased protein diet (chicken, fish, eggs).
Sunbathing and Vitamin D. Studies show that Vitamin D increases levels of testosterone naturally, in obese men and up to 30%. This is interesting because research shows that vitamin D3 also linked to the prevention and treatment of cancer. Two of the best ways to optimize your vitamin D levels in helping and strengthening the secretion of testosterone are 20 minutes each day sun exposure. This is best done in the morning or afternoon, with exposure to 40% of the parts of the whole body.