Why are people so Healthy in Japan?

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This is a sequel to my other video on the food environment in Japan titled “Why is it so easy to be thin in Japan?”
Having lived in America and now living in Japan, it’s interesting to see how very different these two food environments are. I’ve seen comments on another one of my videos about low carb saying something like “Oh sure, you can lose weight on low carb, which is why all the rice eating Japanese people are so thin, right?”
So with this video (and maybe the last one), I’m hoping to show that the diet over here is more complex than just “high carb”

0:00 – Intro: America & Japan
0:42 – People walk more in Japan
1:35 – Portion sizes are smaller
2:30 – America and Soda
2:40 – Rice vs. Wheat
3:50 – Fermented foods keeping the gut healthy
5:14 – Meat consumption is balanced with Fish consumption
5:54 – Muscle meat and organ meat balance
7:57 – Green Tea
8:43 – School Lunches in Japan

A pdf of the transcript with links to my sources can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/17282506

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Big thanks to Greg from “Life Where I’m From” for letting me use some shots from his video “Tokyo by Train” ! – https://goo.gl/8EvfNU (They’re the professional shots near the start of people walking in Kamakura / around the train station)
-Make sure and check out his channel – it’s very interesting, especially if you’re interested in Japan: https://goo.gl/s1Xfvt
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This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. My grandparents are over 100….they are punjabi sikhs only like sikj food

  2. Thank you Godbless

  3. To be honest those meals you showed seems pretty damn big rice is super filling and so is large sums of liquid like soup would fill me the hell up- Fat American

  4. Anyone else hungry?

  5. They are healthy because their government is not controlled by lobby groups representing international mega-corporations like Kroger or Bayer, whose profits depend on keeping the people sick.

  6. I don’t care for the antioxidants and health benefits of organ meat, STILL NOT EATING IT LOL

  7. Eat less, move more.

  8. One thing I noticed when I was there was that food was expensive, but always high quality. You can get a very large amount of food at a low price in America (whether at a restaurant or a grocery store) but virtually everything you see for sale in Japan seems pristine. I don't know what they do with their bruised fruit and older vegetables. Feed them to animals, presumably?

  9. Thank you for this informative video! I love gaining knowledge about nutrition and health. Great video!

  10. Why don't they just stop eating whale meat?

  11. Many statistics say eating meat skin or charred meat can lead to stomach cancer. Please do research on this, you don't have to take my word for it.

  12. Not sure what the long discussion is about when you have 3682 calories vs 2726 calories eaten, obviously one will be fat.

  13. 30 years or so ago people in America and other western countries had a similar diet to today but there was much less obesity. There must certainly be other factors outside of diet, such as the additives food companies are using and how much people consume compared to how fast they burn calories.

  14. These videos are so animal product based, and it is disgusting in my opinion

  15. I’d love to live in Japan tbh

  16. It has to be radiating glow that they give off.

  17. Why are people so Healthy in Japan? They need to be so they can run away from Godzilla

  18. As a canadian with 1/4 japanese ancestry i think i need to go to japan

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