Secrets of centenarians: 11 reasons why the Japanese live longer than all

Japanese - tenacious people. At least, according to World Health Organization statistics, this is the case. Country of the Rising Sun - the first among all the states on life expectancy.

A hundred years for many people in Japan is quite a norm. And the national average - 84 years old, according to health info with reference to

It is not the first decade many researchers are trying to devise a formula and to understand how the Japanese have such "survivability": genes, lifestyle, nutrition? Hidden many nuances, but there are obvious, they are on the surface, here for example:


Japanese dishes rarely fry or "fried". The people of this country are increasingly prefer to cook on the grill, steamed or boiled, and if food and fried, then oil minimum. The prepared food is served at several small saucers, huge meals and dishes from them rare. Eat small sticks (compared with our usual huge roomy spoons).

Completely different SOUPS

Japanese love soups. They eat them as much as we! But compare our nourishing borscht (with fat and huge chunks of beef) and our soups (with sausages and sausages) - it is not those soups that eating Japanese. Their soups - more broth with seaweed, tofu and sea fruits.


What are your favorite side dish. Pasta, potatoes? But in Japan as a garnish prefer more rice and vegetables. And, of course, all well-known obsession with Japanese soya and seaweed. That is why the inhabitants of the empire are unknown phenomena such as lack of vitamins and minerals, and are not familiar with the concept of "pills of heaviness in the stomach."

TEA, and more, more!

In Japan, there is a thousand-year culture of tea drinking. And they are much more useful than the usual tea many tea bags and even more coffee. The Japanese drink mostly green tea, it is much more beneficial antioxidants. And this is especially true for the "match", the Japanese tea in powder form - it is grown and harvested in a special way, to save a maximum of nutrients. This tea is up to ten times more effective than normal.

FOOD? Only fresh

Fresh - it is really fresh, count only from the garden. And not cooked in front of the restaurant Steak visitor (and the fact that this piece of meat lying in the freezer for three weeks, nobody cares).

The Japanese means fresh plucked from the garden or caught in the sea. And be sure to season. By the way, in the markets in Japan, food is often sold without a date, simply because the normal period for all the local product - half an hour, writes Naomi Moriyama, author of the book titled "Japanese women do not age and do not get fat"


control over the size of the dishes - part of the traditions of Japanese cuisine etiquette in this country generally plays a huge role, and one of its paragraphs implies the use of the above-mentioned chopsticks, small plates, wafers and binding rules dishes - it should not be much

in Okinawa, the area of ??the country with the highest life expectancy, say the secret to their longevity is the magic number, "80 percent" that means that people should not eat up your lunch or dinner before. end on the plate must always remain a bit "Society of clean plates." - this is not for the Japanese

doctor visits regular and obligatory ?!.

With the 60-ies of the last century, Japan introduced compulsory health care system, since life expectancy has increased considerably. Today, every Japanese visitor to the clinic on average twelve times a year, it is four times more than the figure in America.


A typical way of everyday Japanese life: a person goes to the train station, it is worth waiting for the train, standing in the car, going on foot to the next station, and then to work, then back. Public transport is standard in Japan. A car - a luxury. Many employees even work standing in front of a computer.

And it seems that everything is created for man as long as time can be spent in an upright position. Even many public toilets in the empire were not made in the Western manner, in the form of a toilet bowl, and the type of ordinary village "play-klyuzeta" - because it's better for the bowel.


The Japanese are obsessed with cleanliness. Their age-old cultural traditions are largely based on Shinto. Bathe twice a day - it's not uncommon in Japan. As is not uncommon, and sento, public bath "for all".


In Japan, the practice of so-called "radio gymnastics," she goes every morning, involves several levels of complexity, and it involves most Japanese. Interestingly, the original "radio-fitness" came to Japan from the United States.

OUTSIDE better than home

In addition to the constant walking and morning general gymnastics Japanese custom involves constant exposure to fresh air. Even the owner of the guests are usually not invited to the house (Japanese accommodations are modest in size), and invites all to a nearby restaurant. Or for a picnic in the countryside.