International desk: The mortality rate in Japan is less than any other country in the world. It is not a big issue for a Japanese to reach the age of 100.
According to a study conducted by Melbourne’s La Trobe University, more than 50,000 people in Japan live up to the age of 100 and the secret lies within their lifestyle.
Following are some of them that keep them alive for longer period.
Fish: Rich in omega-3 fatty acid, which has many health benefits like preventing heart diseases and improving brain function. Fish also plays a vital role as a rich source of protein- building blocks of our tissues. Japan accounts for the two per cent world population and the country produces 10 per cent of the world’s fish supply. And it is obvious that fish is one of their primary diets.
Seaweed: Japanese have many different types of seaweed in their diet. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. It has countless health benefits which includes, improving thyroid gland and regulating hormone levels. Japan imports almost 100,000 seaweeds each year.
Tea: Japan is one of the top tea consuming countries in the world. Green tea is the most popular among Japanese; it is filled with antioxidants and anti-cancer properties. The tea improves general well being and cognition.
Green vegetables: Japanese are known to eat plenty of vegetables with at least four different verities in each of their meals. Vegetables are rich in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, which helps regulating blood sugar levels and maintain health.
Stress management and exercise: Japan is famous for many different kinds of martial arts and meditation. These body and mind enhancing techniques improves muscle and bone density. It also reduces stress levels which can prevent any life threatening diseases.
Herbal medicine: Traditional medicine is more preferred by the general public to pharmaceutical drugs. So they get less negative side-effects from medication and tend to live a natural life, perfectly in sync with nature.