Explore and Experience a new world of Culinary Creativity!

1. Miso
2. Soybeans, Tofu, & Edamame
3. Sea Vegetables
4. Fish
5. Wasabi

Welcome! Whether you’re a long-time Japanese cuisine fan, or a novice just exploring your options, you’re at the right place. Low in calories and abundant in important nutrition, many are discovering the beauty, health and nutritional benefits of Japanese diet.

Versatile in style and unique in flavor, Japanese food is sure to impress all your senses. Read below and find out how you can start transforming the way you look and feel!

Miso Soup: Miso Soup, rich in soybeans, produces Genistein, a natural substance that blocks the growth of new blood vessels that feed a tumor. Nourishing to the body with its delicate and slightly salty sweetness, Miso is uniquely satisfying.

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Tofu and Edamame: Tofu and Edamame are great source of protein and other nutrients, such as fiber, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. 25 to 50 grams of soy protein a day can help lower levels of LDL cholesterol. (LDL cholesterol is the type of cholesterol that is known to build up in and to clog blood vessels, leading to increased risk of heart disease. Recently, the American Heart Association revised its dietary guidelines to recommend soy as part of a heart-healthy diet.

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Say goodbye to PMS! Did you know that women in Japan rarely suffer from menopausal problems? In fact, there is no word for “hot flush” in their vocabulary. A 12-week-long Italian study found that postmenopausal women taking soy containing 76 mg of isoflavones experienced a 45% reduction in their menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats.

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Osteoporosis: A 1998 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that postmenopausal women who ate 40 grams of soy protein a day significantly increased the bone density in their spines.

Sea Vegetables: Popular for promoting clear and youthful complexion, sea vegetables, such as wakame, have been shown to cleanse the body of toxic pollutants. Also, researchers reported that sea vegetables were effective in the treatment of tumors in laboratory experiments.
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Beauty Tip: Seaweed feeds the shafts and the ducts of the scalp to help improve the health of the hair. It has been said that the thick, lustrous hair of the Japanese is partly due to their regular diet of sea vegetables. Seaweed also works to regulate the hormones, enriching the bloodstream, assisting in metabolism, promoting a youthful skin color and appearance.

Fish: Fish, particularly tuna and salmon are an important source of omega-3 fatty acids. The benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids range from cardiac health to long-term memory retention to eye and skin health. By lowering the amounts of fats in the bloodstream, omega-3 fatty acids also reduce the risk of obesity. Since the human body does not produce omega-3 fatty acids on its own, The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times a week.

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Wasabi: Next time you eat sushi, try wasabi and prevent a cavity or two. Wasabi, a perennial plant from the cruciferous family, has chemical compounds called isothiocyanates that inhibit the growth of bacteria (streptococcus mutans) that cause dental caries. Wasabi also has anti-asthmatic and antimicrobial properties and prevent against harmful blood clots.

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Source 1: “Chemists Learn Why Vegetables Are Good for You,” New York Times, April 13, 1993.

Source 2: Mark Messina and Stephen Barnes, “The Role of Soy Products in Reducing Risk of Cancer,” Journal of the National Cancer Institute 83:54146, 1991.

Source 3: Psychology Today Magazine. Mar/Apr 2001

Source 4: Yamamoto et al., “Antitumor Effect of Seaweeds,” Japanese Journal of Experimental Medicine 44:543-46, 1974

Source 5: Marine oils: The Health Benefits of N-3 fatty Acids. Nutrition, Volume 16, Issue 7-8, Pages 680-684 R. Uauy.

Source 6: American Chemical Society, December 14, 2000


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