Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Friday, June 05, 2020
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133359)
 Advice (161074)
 Affiliate Programs (34739)
 Art and Culture (73727)
 Automotive (145704)
 Blogs (75113)
 Boating (9843)
 Books (17221)
 Buddhism (4126)
 Business (1328916)
 Business News (426349)
 Business Opportunities (366300)
 Camping (10966)
 Career (72749)
 Christianity (15847)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115065)
 Computers (241958)
 Construction (39001)
 Consumer (49683)
 Cooking (17064)
 Copywriting (6581)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7543)
 Current Affairs (20408)
 Dating (45786)
 EBooks (19689)
 E-Commerce (48212)
 Education (185289)
 Electronics (83505)
 Email (6398)
 Entertainment (159861)
 Environment (28941)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5447)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110917)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196407)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11843)
 Feng Shui (130)
 Finance & Investment (310393)
 Fitness (106317)
 Food & Beverages (62904)
 Free Web Resources (7938)
 Gambling (30231)
 Gardening (25134)
 Government (10521)
 Health (629813)
 Hinduism (2205)
 Hobbies (44051)
 Home Business (91565)
 Home Improvement (251397)
 Home Repair (46160)
 Humor (4831)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45142)
 Interior Design (29576)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (190994)
 Internet Marketing (146387)
 Investment (22837)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80566)
 Link Popularity (4593)
 Manufacturing (20843)
 Marketing (98848)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18213)
 Music (27012)
 New to the Internet (9494)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129636)
 Organizing (7803)
 Party Ideas (11856)
 Pets (38078)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12681)
 Public Speaking (5633)
 Publishing (7525)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126636)
 Recreation & Leisure (95331)
 Relationships (87567)
 Research (16163)
 Sales (80328)
 Science & Technology (110239)
 Search Engines (23469)
 Self Improvement (153122)
 Seniors (6235)
 Sexuality (35945)
 Small Business (49308)
 Software (82998)
 Spiritual (23471)
 Sports (116108)
 Tax (7659)
 Telecommuting (34066)
 Travel & Tourism (307695)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11731)
 Website Design (56836)
 Website Promotion (36579)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35782)
Author Spotlight
ELLISEN WANG

I'm Ellisen, nice to meet you! Obviously you're here because you want to know who I am. Wel...more
DAMIAN POWELL

Demonstrated exceptional leadership in the government and private sector at an executive level. Skil...more
DWAYNE STROCEN

President of Genuine Trading Solutions Ltd. I'm an honoured member of Stanford's Who's Who and a re...more
ELLIOT CHANG

Financial analyst and author writing on economy and business. ...more
FCAR LOVEFCAR

Shenzhen Fcar Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise.selling and sevice of Auto diagnostic t...more


The Healthy Asian Diet by Adrian Joele





The Healthy Asian Diet by
Article Posted: 05/08/2020
Article Views: 104
Articles Written: 233
Word Count: 909
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The Healthy Asian Diet


 
Health,Food & Beverages
Instead of spending $2 trillion in 2004 in order to stay healthy, the Americans should have taken a boat to China or Japan to look at the Asian diet as an example of a healthy diet. Studies have shown that people in Asian countries are slimmer, have lower cholesterol and the rates of heart disease and cancer are much lower than those of the Americans.

The general good health of older people living on the island Okinowa in Japan has attracted special interest in recent years. This island in southwest Japan is home to a much higher number of people who reached the good old age of over the hundred, than we find in America. Okinawans reach an older average age than Americans. They also have lower rates of heart disease and cancer.

Research recently found that the risk of obesity and cancer shows up in Asians who moved to America, including their offspring. And because the American eating habits are spreading around the world, other cultures are starting to show more people with the kind of health problems the Americans are coping with.

The traditional Asian diet is quite simple and satisfying. Rice, noodles, breads and some grains form the base of their diet, which is served with plenty of bok choy, mushrooms, fruits and vegetables. Their diet also includes beans, seeds, nuts, fish, eggs, poultry and a few sweets; occasionally some meat.

Originally, the term Asian diet referred to the foods that the Chinese and Japanese typically eat, but in recent years Americans have become more familiar with cuisines from Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam. In all of these countries people enjoy a rich variety of foods, but the basic Asian diet remain the same.

It's easy to substitute some ingredients found in he Asian diet into your own meal plans. The very least you can do is to include the healthy philosophy of Asian eating into your own diet, without having to explore any unfamiliar dishes.

The meat consumption of the Asian people is much lower than that of the Americans. In China, for example, people eat an average of 4 pounds of beef per year. In Japan they eat more, a yearly consumption of about 23 pounds of beef and veal. In contrast, the average American eat more than 60 pounds of beef, plus chicken, pork and other meats. Americans get about 33% of their calories from fat, but in Japan it's only about 11%.

As a result, cholesterol levels shows to be much lower in Asian countries, at least among people who eat traditional diets.The benefits can be quite significant, since lower cholesterol levels not only reduce the risk of heart disease, but also the risk of cancer. In stark contrast with America, where meat is often the centre piece of the meal, in a typical meal in Asian countries you tend to see meat as a condiment or side item.

It's not only the absence of meat that makes the Asian diet so healthy. People in Asian countries also eat a lot of soy foods - 3 to 4 ounces a day of tempeh, tofu, defatted soy flour and more. There are several reasons that soy foods are so healthy. They are rich in a group of natural compounds called phytoestrogens, which the body converts into substances that act like a weak form of estrogen. These faux estrogens block the body's estrogen receptors, lowering the amount of estrogen in the body. As a result, this may help lower the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women, especially if they have been eating soy food since they were young, but studies are inconclusive.

Asian women are also less likely than American women to have heart disease, which may be due to the low fat- high fibre nature of soy, not the phytoestrogens.

Goodness from Nature The Asian diet, which is packed with fresh fruits, vegetables, and other fibre-rich foods, is on the cutting edge and set an enviable standard. In China, for example, many people get 33 grams of fibre every day. That's a very strong protection against heart disease.

The average Okinawan eats seven servings of vegetables, two to four servings of fruit, and seven servings of grains every day. These fruits and vegetables are also rich sources of vitamin C, carotenoids (including beta-carotene), and other antioxidant compounds to help the body to protect against disease. People who eat lots of plant-based foods tend to have lower rates of chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease.

Fish for your Heart On the islands Japan and Okinawa, people eat a lot of fish. Many studies show that even small amounts of fish, as little as three ounces per week, can provide powerful protection. Fish contains fat that thin the blood and help prevent heart disease.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the omega-3 fatty acids in fish, especially oily fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines, can help to lower your blood pressure and heart rate. Omega-3 also reduce your risk of heart disease, may lower your risk of stroke, and may help protect you from cognitive decline in your later years. Also fish can help to protect your heart by providing a good source of protein without the saturated fat that you can get from red meat. The American Heart Association recommends that people eat fish, especially fish high in omega-3, at least twice a week.

Related Articles - Asian diet, heart disease, cancer, soy food, carotenoids, estrogens,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
JOANNE IRELAND

Joanne Ireland, a 30-year veteran of the meeting and event planning industry, is Founder and Preside...more
TIM FAY

I am not a writer nor am I trying to become a writer. I am an average person with average intelligen...more
STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
ADRIAN JOELE

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
JOANNA MORGAN

Joanna Morgan has a huge passion for making money online from home and enjoys traveling around the w...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
GITESH TRIVEDI

Working as Technical Lead in Dbametrix Solutions. Have an experience of 12+ years in Oracle domain. ...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license