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What Is The Japanese Secret To Living Longer?

Did you realize that over 50,000 people in Japan live to be over 100 years of age based on a study conducted by La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia? So, wouldn’t it be nice to know their secret? Well now you can learn some valuable tips that the people from the "land of the rising sun” have known for many years. This article will explore three main components of the Japanese culture regarding diet, emotional health, and exercise.

I. Japanese Diet

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The typical Japanese person consumes around 25% fewer calories when compared to societies in the western part of the globe. This is very interesting due to a study conducted at the University of Florida Medicine College which found that reducing the caloric intake of rats by only 8% extended their lifespan and helped to deter the negative effects on their liver function and overall health. Thus, here is a list of some of the common foods and drinks that the Japanese include in their diets:

Fish

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Although western societies are familiar with the slogan "eat more chicken”, the people of Japan tend to enjoy a lot more fish. In fact, although the Japanese make up only 2% of the world’s population, they actually consume 10% of the world’s fish supply. In fact, eating fish actually lowers one’s risk of dying from heart disease by a whopping 36%. Diets high in fatty fish are shown to improve your mood and prevent certain types of inflammation and cancer. Accordingly, scientists suggest that you should eat two servings of salmon, tuna, or other

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