Stay healthy the Japanese way

Japan is known for having the highest life expectancy in the world, with women topping the charts at an average expectancy of 86 years. This means Japanese people are theoretically great role models when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so we thought we’d take a quick look at how you can stay healthy the Japanese way.

Give alternative medicine a try

Traditional medicine has been around far longer than its western counterpart, so surely there’s a reason it’s stood the test of time. Whilst we’re not advocating that you give up on modern-day treatments it might not be a bad idea to incorporate a few natural remedies every now and again, and with just about every complaint imaginable having a traditional treatment you might be surprised at what you can find.

Drink green tea

Green tea is packed full of antioxidants, far more than the run of the mill breakfast variety, and that means you should make it a key part of your diet. With it being a staple of many Japanese lifestyles we think that’s a good enough reason to give it a go, but there are proven benefits too—studies have shown it can help with everything from heart disease to weight loss, having wide-ranging benefits that can ensure you stay as healthy as possible. You could try swapping your usual cuppa for a green one every now and again, but to get maximum benefit you should be aiming for up to 5 cups per day.

Eat sushi

Fish and rice both form a key part of the Japanese diet, so why not indulge in a bit of sushi from time to time? Fish is a great source of low-calorie, high-quality protein that’s low in saturated fats and cholesterol whilst being high in omega-3 fatty acids (particularly salmon), making it good for your heart and a great way to help keep blood pressure in check. Then there’s the seaweed—nori is full of minerals with the likes of iodine, calcium, magnesium and iron being abundant, whilst the antioxidants and folic acid offers even more benefit.

Going Japanese

Why not get your hands on some fresh sushi in London to reap the health benefits? It’s the perfect Japanese health food which means you can indulge without the guilt, and if you want high-quality sushi that can be delivered directly to your door you’ve come to the right place. Our sushi delivery service means you can enjoy a taste of Japan in your very own home, and with an extensive menu you’re bound to find something that tempts those taste buds whilst giving you the health benefits you’re looking for.

So, make sure to take a leaf out of Japan’s book if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A combination of holistic remedies, the right diet and the addition of green tea could easily make a difference, and make sure to get in touch if you’re after sushi delivery in London for an instant health boost (and a tasty treat too).

You Me Sushi

Founded in 2008 You Me Sushi has been making great waves thanks to our varying menu concept that’s perfectly combined with a fresh and unique approach to Japanese cuisine.