Balanced Meals Bring Healthy Mind and Body!
When I walk through the meat and seafood sections at the supermarket, I am fascinated by the ways they are cut that we do not see in Japan. There are more selections of different parts of meat, mostly lean meat. Compared to “Wagyu” that has delicious reticular marbles of fat, on the contrary, lean meat has light, chewy taste with the original flavor of meat, and you never get tired of it. On the other hand, the fish section has many kinds of beautiful fish…. My electric dictionary helps me find the names of fish unknown to me, and I enjoy buying fish using body language.
In Japan, there is a tendency to favor fish and vegetable over meat as one gets older, however, it resulted in malnutrition among the elderly, so eating meat is encouraged now. Fish also are high in nutrients, with unsaturated fatty acid including DHA and EPA, is encouraged to take daily for any age group to maintain good health, promote healthy growth, and to activate the brain.
Talking of fish, Tsukiji Market, which had been called the “Kitchen of Japan” for 83 years and was a tourist attraction, closed recently. It moved to Toyosu Market. As time passes, so does the food market of Japan, and so are the foods we eat. We all are busy with raising children and working every day, but let us take a close look at our own bodies and the foods we eat. The balance is always important, and as we enjoy the “Fall of Harvest” and the “Fall of Appetite,” we should look into the lifestyle of a balanced diet and exercise.