You must know Japanese food is healthy, right? But, did you know there are 5 reasons why Japanese food is good for your health? Some people don’t care abut what they are eating, but I believe that people are coming to Washoku Lovers (thank you for visiting!) because you care about the food you eat, and your health! We should take care to eat the nutrients we need every day and control the amount of sugar of what we eat regularly.
I watched an incredible documentary movie today, called That Sugar Film. It was unbelievable and shocking.
Sugar destroys our healthy life. How much sugar do we have every day? How much sugar is appropriate for a day’s intake? Fortunately, I don’t have a sweet tooth thanks to my mum, my first Coca Cola was when I was 16 because she always told me Coca Cola will destroy my bones. I still remember that my first Coca Cola tasted horrible, not tasty at all. I don’t consume chemical sweeteners either. But even I have more than the ideal amount of sugar every day!! Hidden sugars are everywhere in our consumption, not only from confectionary. Watch your drinks, snacks and sauces.
According to the AHA (American Heart Association), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are 9 teaspoons (37.5g) for men, 6 teaspoons (25g) for women and 3 teaspoons (12g) for children. What do you think about this amount? We actually don’t know how much sugar we consume, and because we don’t normally eat actual sugar, we don’t realise how much hidden sugar is in the processed food and drinks we eat. To put that in perspective, a can of soft drink alone can have as many as 10 teaspoons (40g) of sugar!!!
Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome and diabetes. These cause weight gain, but also decreased HDL and increased LDL, elevated blood sugar, high blood pressure and increase the chance of cancer. I’m sorry if I scare you too much, but a high sugar diet impacts mental health as well. When we have sugar, our mood is very happy because sugar increases blood glucose levels quickly just like a drug, and decreases it, again, super quickly. That means mood goes up and down all the time. Imagine, so many kids are eating more than 3 teaspoons of sugar every day…what a nightmare!!
How can you avoid eating so much sugar in your daily meals? Choose Washoku, Japanese food!
Believer me, your life will be changed if you eat washoku every day instead of eating fast foods.
Here is 5 reasons why Washoku is good for you
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