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Why Japanese live long? By Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

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Why Japanese live long? By Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 

The people in the land of rising sun live longer and we are going to reveal secret behind it. Japan has one of the lowest life expectancies post world war II.
Here are some of the secrets which help Japanese people live longer.

Eating vegetables & Fish: 
As lame as it sounds but it is absolutely true. Eating vegetables is something which most of the people do not like. Japanese people eat more vegetables. 
Japanese people have loads of rice, vegetables and fish. There is one more thing which is very famous in Japan, i.e. fermented soy and seaweed. This makes sure that there is no lack of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals. 
Increase in western habits, breads, sweets and refined sugars are some of the reasons which has deteriorated the healthy aspect of Japanese nutrition.

Different ways of cooking: 
Steaming, grilling, broiling, stir frying, fermenting and slow cooking are some of the methods that Japanese use for cooking. One bowl of soup is the most essential aspect of their meals. They couple veg and fish intake with rice generally which increases fiber content of their meals.

Drinking a lot of tea: 
Tea is the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and an important part of Japanese food culture. Various types of tea are widely available and consumed at any point of the day. Green tea is the most common type of tea, and when someone mentions "tea" without specifying the type, it is green tea to which is referred. Green tea is also the central element of the tea ceremony. There is a tea culture in Japan which is one of the factor in ageless population. Most varieties of Japanese tea contain more antioxidants than coffee. More antioxidants help keeping the skin fresh and ageless.

Fresh food: 
In Japanese cuisine ingredients used are very fresh. It is said that in Japanese market the food is dated by hours instead of days. Eating fresh and seasonal is a secret of being ageless all over the world.

Smaller Plates:
In Japan you are supposed to eat only 80% of the capacity of your stom-ach. Using small plates is the etiquette of Japanese culture. Appropriate use of chopsticks and only little garnishing is given more importance. 
One of the most important aspect of living young is that Japanese stick to their culture.

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RD Dietitian Nutritionist Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi runs her clinics under the name of Geetanjali Medical Nutrition clinic, functions with various well qualified and experienced dieticians in Mumbai.She has been customizing diets and helping people to achieve their goal from last 14 Years.Over and above personal consultations at our Clinics in Bandra, Santacruz, Charni Road, Dadar and Kemps Corner in Mumbai, GMN Clinic also provides a wonderful medium to avail our services from the comfort of your home. Our unique Online Consulting platform allows you to receive personalized and one-to-one Nutrition Consulting without leaving your home by using the most latest and exclusive technologies.Nutritionist Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) don't believe in giving short cut results, as what comes easy, goes easy and each and every individual is given extra attention to study the medical history, their lifestyle stand for giving right diet and all the follows ups are personally taken by Geetanjali. She does not believe in giving pills and starving.At GMN Clinic, We are providing various programs by offering given below services to each and every client-Access to the App- Gmn Clinic.Customized Diet Plans.FOOD REMINDER ALERT- Periodic message ALERT to remind you What to Eat, When to eat, and how much to Eat on your phone.Dietician on your Whats App- 24x7 Dietician Remote Assistance and Discussion. E clinic- Remote assistance and discussion over the internet. Diet Tools- Portions and proportions measuring diet kit carrying lots of weight management tools. Motivation- Our Team regularly motivates the clients.Food Tracking- We can Track your live food intake by just simple touch on our App.Lifelong Membership- to the Right Healthy and Body forum.Social Media- Access to clients to our Social media.Body Composition- Doing Assessment like Height, weight, Ideal Body weight, Body composition analysis, Body mass, Bone mass, Fat mass, Visceral fat rating, Basal metabolic rate, Waist measurement, WHR Ratio, Girth measurement.Food Guide- Restaurant Guide, Liquor Guide, Eat out Do and Don'tActivates- If required under a supervision of Expert.Recipes- latest and old Recipes.Lose weight and Win- Gifts, Hampers, Coupons.Other Diet Plans- Party Diet, Traveller diet, Fast diet, Festival diet etcExamine- Medical History and life style.Our Specialization-Weight Loss Diet ProgramPCOS / PCOS DietManage ObesityDiet for Thyroid disordersHealthy Diabetic Diet CounsellingWeight Gain Diet CounsellingSlim & sleek DietDiet to boost immunityDiet in Gastrointestinal diseasesDiet for special PopulationPre Wedding for body shape & Skin glowingAnti-Ageing dietDiet for Sports and fitness Healthy Heart DietDiet for bone strengtheningDiet for cancer patientsNutrition for Kids/ School going ChildrenHypertension ( High Blood Pressure)Kidney Disease / Renal Diet (Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Disease, Post-Transplant Care)Liver Disease (Jaundice, Fatty Liver, Cirrhosis)Dyslipidaemia (Altered Cholesterol Profile)Diet CounsellingDiet TherapyBehavioural NutritionSlimmingFunctional NutritionSports nutritionMedical Nutrition TherapyTherapeutic dietsGuidance LifestyleNutritional educationWeight Management CounsellingRadiofrequencyone time consultancyQuick weight loss Program
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