Why Japanese stay fit and healthy, and live long 日本人がなぜスリムで健康、長寿なのか

why Japanese people stay fit and healthy and live long
日本人はなぜスリムで健康、そして長寿なのでしょう Japanese people have the longest life expectancy
日本人は世界一の長寿国で and they’re one of the least obese countries
肥満率が最も低い国の1つです whereas the US is one of the most obese countries
それに比べアメリカは肥満率が最も高い国の1つです me as a Japanese living in the US
アメリカに住む日本人として i see a big difference between Japanese lifestyle and American lifestyle mostly what they eat
僕は日本とアメリカの(主に食)生活に大きな違いを感じます today I’m going to talk about six things
今日は that make Japanese people stay fit and healthy and live so long
日本人がどのようにスリムと健康、長寿を得ているかについて6つのポイントをお話しします 1. easier access to healthy food
1.健康食品の身近さ in general Japanese people have an easier access to a lot of nutrient rich food
日本人は多くの栄養価の高い食品が身近にあり and we’re just accustomed to eat those healthy food on a regular basis
それらを日常的に食べています soy products like natto, tofu, edamame, miso
納豆、豆腐、枝豆、味噌などの大豆食品 and root vegetables like ginger, lotus, burdock, Japanese grated yam
生姜、レンコン、ゴボウ、山芋などの根菜 mushrooms like maitake, eringi, shimeji
舞茸、エリンギ、しめじなどのキノコ類 a healthy grains like brown rice, buckwheat, barley
玄米、蕎麦、麦など栄養価の高い穀物 and a lot of fish, lot of seaweed, shirataki, pickled plum and many more
魚、海藻、しらたき、梅など他にも色々 and of course green tea
そしてもちろん緑茶 they are just regular staple foods used in a lot of Japanese meals
これらは日本食の多くに使われる普通の食材で and just happen to be very nutritious
たまたまそれぞれ栄養価が高かったというだけで and that’s just part of the Japanese food culture
それは日本の食文化の一面です so if you are Japanese grew up in Japan in a typical Japanese family
なのであなたがもし日本人で一般的な日本の家庭で育ったら you are already consuming a lot of health beneficial food items unintentionally
多くの健康的な食品を無意識に摂取しているでしょう healthy eating or healthy living life
健康的な食事や生活習慣は seems like only for rich people in the US
アメリカでは富裕層だけのもののようにも見えます it might not be easy for non-rich people to eat healthy
お金持ちではない人に健康的食生活は難しいかもしれません because we are surrounded by unhealthy foods
なぜならアメリカでは不健康な食べ物に囲まれ and we have a lot easier access to those unhealthy foods living in the US
それら不健康な食べ物の方が断然身近なので but in Japan you don’t have to be rich and shop at whole foods(market) eating healthy
でも日本では健康的な食事はお金持ちで高いスーパーで買い物をしなくてもできます anybody can eat healthy because healthy options are everywhere
健康的食生活をする環境に囲まれていて誰でもできます number two is sugar
2.砂糖 another big factor i have to mention is the sugar consumption
次にとりあげるべき大きなファクターは砂糖摂取です Americans consume about 126 grams of sugar a day
アメリカ人は1日平均126gの砂糖を摂取しています which is the highest in the world
世界一の摂取量です whereas Japanese consume about 56 grams a day
それに比べ日本人は1日56g which is less than a half of how much Americans do
アメリカ人の半分以下の摂取量です first of all American desserts are just way oversweet
まずアメリカのデザートはとにかく甘過ぎます Japanese desserts are usually more subtle elegant and just lightly sweetened
日本のデザートは通常薄味で上品、ほのかに甘くされてます so that you can enjoy the flavor of the actual ingredients
そうすることで実際の食材の味を楽しめます also Americans drink about 160 litres of soda per capita
更にアメリカ人は一人あたり年間160リットルものソーダ(炭酸飲料)を飲みます which is again one of the most in the world
こちらも世界一の消費量です other countries like Mexico, Argentina
その他メキシコやアルゼンチンなども they also drink about the same amount of soda as Americans do
アメリカとほぼ同量のソーダを摂取しますが are also known as obese countries
彼らもまた肥満国として知られています in Japan they drink a lot of unsweetened teas
日本では多くの無糖茶を飲みます like green tea, oolong, barley, houjicha, genmaicha
緑茶やウーロン、麦茶、ほうじ茶、玄米茶などです you know how you get free teas at Japanese restaurants
日本食レストランではよく無料でお茶が出てきますよね that’s because that’s how they eat meals
日本ではそのように食事をするからです they drink teas when they eat not soda
食事の時はソーダではなくお茶を飲むのです i know some Japanese people drink soda at a meal but pretty rare
食事時にソーダを飲む日本人もいますが稀です but I know more Japanese people drink soda when they eat hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza and stuff
ハンバーガー、ホットドッグ、ピザなど食べる時です which are known as american food
いわゆるアメリカの食べ物です 3. education
3. 教育/知識 in Japan they teach how you’re supposed to eat
日本では正しい食事を教えます like you should eat 30 food items a day in order for you to get a lot of different kind of nutrients
色々な栄養素を得る為に1日30品目食べましょうとか chew really well and eat slowly
よく噛んでゆっくり食べましょうとか “Hara hachibunme” which means you are supposed to eat 80% full
腹八分目 things like that
などです so, they educate children those things
子供の頃からこういう教育をするので so even kids know what and how they’re supposed to eat
子供達もどういう物を、どう食べるべきかという事を知っています also there are a lot of TV shows and magazines featuring healthy foods and healthy living tips
そして日本ではヘルシーな食べ物や健康的な生活習慣についてなど特集したTV番組をよくやっています a typical example of that will be like featuring one super food
典型的な例としては何か1つのスーパーフードを取り上げることです for example, the other day I saw one of them saying that watercress is good for cancer
例えば先日僕が見たのはクレソンがガンに良いというもので and they get to the very details and show how and why good it is
根拠等を細部まで説明しなぜ、どのようによいのか and they tell you how you’re supposed to eat and all that
そしてどのように食べるべきかなどまで紹介します and the next day everybody eats watercress
そして翌日はみんなクレソンを食べます and they do this kind of shows all the time
こういう番組は頻繁にやっていて those shows educate them with nutritions and motivate them to eat healthy
日本人はこういう番組からも栄養について学び、ヘルシーな食事をするきっかけになります they also introduce little healthy tips
また健康的生活の小さなヒントなどもあります it can be just a simple advice on little exercise to daily routines
簡単なエクササイズやちょっとした日常的な行動の実践アドバイスから like how to sit how to sleep how to take a bath in a better healthier way
健康に繋がる座り方や眠り方、お風呂の入り方など any little tips to promote healthier life
健康的な生活を送る為の色々な事を紹介します and everybody loves the shows like this
そして多くの日本人がこういう番組が大好きです especially housewives who are the ones cook the meals at home
特に主婦層に人気で彼女達が家族の料理を作るので so it’ll be passed on to all the family members
そういう健康的食生活は家族にも行き届きます because of these shows, a lot of Japanese people are very interested in eating and living healthy
こういう番組の影響で多くの日本人が健康的食生活を送る事に非常に興味を持っています 4. Portion size
4. 食事の提供サイズ American portion size is unnecessarily big
アメリカの1人前の提供サイズは不必要に大きいです Chipotle, Panda Express, Cheesecake Factory, ice cream cups, soda cups they are all huge
チポットレ、パンダエクスプレス、チーズケーキファクトリー(どれも大きな食事を提供する人気レストラン)、アイスのカップやソーダカップなどどれも巨大です that definitely makes Americans eat more than enough unnecessarily
それがアメリカ人に不必要に多く食べさせています it honestly looks like nothing but bigger the better
正直ただ“デカければいい”というように見えます I think we should focus more on the quality than the quantity
私たちは量より質をもっと気にするべきです Japanese portion is lot smaller
日本の食事提供サイズはアメリカより大分小さいです and I think that’s one of the reasons why they don’t take leftover food to go when they dine in at a restaurant in Japan
それが日本のレストランでは食事の残りを持ち帰る風習が無い理由の1つだと思います they are never really too big
不必要に大きくないので there was one time I went to Japan with my American friends
以前アメリカ人の友達と日本に行った時がありました and that was their first time in Japan
彼らは初めての日本でした and every time we ate they were like “oh Japanese portion”
食事をする度に彼らは“日本のサイズだね”と言ってました because things are smaller in Japan
日本の食事サイズはアメリカより小さいので especially when we went to Japanese convenience store
特に面白かったのはコンビニに行った時でした they saw this tiny packaged salad
小さいパッケージされたサラダを見て and they were like “what the hell?! is this for kids or what”
“なんだよこれ子供用かよ!”と言ってました but because in Japan people like to mix and match few dishes to eat well-balanced meal
日本ではバランスよい食事の為小さな総菜などをいくつか合わせて食べる事が多いので the salad was not for like one meal portion
そのサラダもそれ単品で1食分ではなかったのです in the U.S. people eat one big dish and that’s it
アメリカでは大体大きな1皿(単品)を食べますが but in Japan people usually try to eat few different dishes
日本では大体複数品の食べ物を(個別に盛って)食べます like rice, salad, side dishes, and entree and stuff like that
ご飯、サラダ、総菜、メインのおかずなどです that so that salad was really small for that reason
コンビニのサラダが小さかったのはその為です 5. starch
炭水化物 let’s take a look at a difference between rice and bread
米とパンの違いを見てみましょう Japanese main starch and American main starch
(主炭水化物) rice is cooked at home with no other ingredients just rice and water
米は家で炊かれ、材料は他には無く米と水のみ and they eat it plain
そして日本人はそれをそのまま(味付けせず)食べます whereas bread is store purchased usually so they’re processed
なので既に加工されています and they are made with fat, sugar, salt, and preservatives
脂肪、砂糖、塩、保存料などの添加物が加えられてます and they eat them with extra butter, jam, chocolate and stuff on top
アメリカ人はその上にバター、ジャム、チョコなど乗せて食べます as well as potatoes
ポテトも another main starch for Americans
もう1つのアメリカ人の主食(主炭水化物)です they are usually frozen and deep fried
ポテトは通常冷凍され、揚げてあります or instant mixture mashed potatoes with sodium and additives
もしくはインスタントのマッシュポテトミックスとして塩分と添加物(フレーバー、保存料など)を含みます and they are usually served with additional salt, ketchup, and sauces
それに更に塩、ケチャップ、ソースなど付けて食べるので which are another additional sodium, sugar, and additives
更なる塩分、糖分、添加物の摂取となります even though i mentioned white rice as one of the carbs you should avoid in the last video
前回のビデオで“避けるべき炭水化物”の1つとして白米をあげましたが if you compare to American main starches though
アメリカの主食と比べると it is still whole lot better
大分良好になります mostly because how they eat them
主にはその食べ方が原因です 6. walk
6. 徒歩 Japanese people walk more as part of their daily lives
日本人は日常的によく歩きます they walk more because public transportation is very advanced and convenient
日本では公共交通サービスがとても発達していて便利です and that normally requires more walking than driving
すると車に比べ自然と徒歩が多くなります they don’t have to own a car to go places in Japan
日本での外出は車は必需ではありません and in fact it costs a lot to own a car in Japan
実際日本で車を所有するには相当お金がかかります in America we drive everywhere
アメリカではどこに行くにも車です I mean we walked to a parking lot but that’s it
駐車場までは歩きますね、けどそれだけ and what we go shopping i’m sure we walk a lot in the mall store to store
買い物に行く時はモール内で店から店へと歩きますが but honestly though when we’re at like a big shopping mall like an outlet kind of place
アウトレットのような大きなショッピングモールで and where there’s Nike over here and then like Calvin Klein over like far out there
ナイキがこちらにあってカルバンクラインがずっと先の向こう側とかにあった場合 i’m pretty sure there are a lot of people actually drive from Nike to Calvin Klein
多くの人がナイキからカルバンクラインまでを運転するでしょう so i drive everywhere living in LA
僕もLAに住んでいてどこに行くにも運転します and the first time i used a bank ATM drive through
初めて銀行のATMドライブスルーを使った時 which i use very often now by the way
ちなみに今では頻繁に利用しますが but so the first time I did it
まぁとにかく初めて使った時 i was like “holy shit i just drove through ATM”
“わぁ、ATMドライブスルーしちゃったよ”て感じでした but anyways
まぁとにかく so me living in LA I walk a lot less compared to while I was in Japan
LAに住む僕は日本にいた頃より歩く事が断然少ないです so I work out more often though
なので運動をもっと頻繁にしてます but I think walking a lot
でもやはり歩くという事は is very important factor of Japanese healthy living life
日本人の健康的生活の1つの大事な要素だと思います so these are the six things that I think
以上6つが僕が考える why Japanese people stay fit and healthy and live long
なぜ日本人がスリムで健康、そして長寿なのかのポイントです i think that’s it for today
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100 thoughts on “Why Japanese stay fit and healthy, and live long 日本人がなぜスリムで健康、長寿なのか

  1. They don't eat wheat/ yeast contended products. Wheat is GMO food for decades and it's always sprayed by glyphosate and many other deadly chemicals.

  2. I think that the main problem is “political correctness” in America. Is bad for people to say that being obese is unhealthy. They call you all kinds of name because you aren’t being tolerant of fat folks. And they have a right to be fat and not be told they are unhealthy. So even when we do have shows on tv that teach us how to eat less unhealthy and be mindful of what we consume, magazines like People and others alike put us down all the time for thinking that being obese is unhealthy. And they even show pictures of hugely obese women, and tell us that is empowering.
    We cannot promote a healthy life style because it hurts the feelings of those who are obese and want to feel like victims instead of making a change.
    That’s our main problem.
    I know in my circle of friends, at least 5 people that like to eat healthy and moderately, and none are rich.
    You are right about almost everything, but yeah, “political correctness” is the underlying problem in America.

  3. That's an amazing and really informative video! Could you please do a video about this kind of education, what you have learned and think is the most important to live healthy 🙏 I have really learned a lot from your video and would like to get that knowledge 😊 Thank you very much!

  4. Sadly we indians forgot our ancient eating system and became obese and unhealthy. Junk food culture became so prominent in India that these foods are readily available wherever we go…India also got in the list of top 3 obese countries 😓

  5. It is actually cheaper to eat healthily in the western world. People who eat bad food eat in abundance, meaning they spend more.

  6. I lived in japan for 2 years. For the most part, food is just leaner, cleaner and simpler. I am back in america now and food is just too heavy, meaty and cheesy here.

  7. I'm an Australian and I think you have nailed it. We are quickly becoming very much like the USA with our diet too. Good video.

  8. Thank you so much for the informative video.There sure are alot of healthy habbits we US citizens can learn from the Japanese.It is so true about portion sizes when eating out here too ..The bigger the better and one large meal with everything so we do not have to eat it separately and our bellies can be full to the max.Not good at all 😪🙊Driving everywhere also …I am guilty of that .When I was a kid up to a teenager ,all I did was walk"cause I had to or I go nowhere" .I really like the Japanese way of eating especially ,very smart .I hope I can learn these ways.❤🎎✌🏻

  9. I was in Toyko last year. Everything you said is right on. There are so many places to get food. there are many small restaurant places that you may think of as fast food. But fast foods there are also healthy foods. I love that you get many dishes of small portions and get such a great variety.

  10. Excellent video, I agree 💯 and I’m working on converting my family’s diet to a Japanese aspect. The toughest part is that we no longer live in Seattle where we had much easier access to seafood. But that’s ok it can still be done.

  11. This is a great video, thank you. l‘ve always had great respect for the Japanese, who have one of the best culture, lifestyle and diet in the world!

  12. A lot of Japanese people smoke and over indulge in alcohol. They also eat a lot of fried foods, Karaage, Tempura, Tonkatsu. A lot of restaurants offer Tabihodai, all you can eat and it's very popular. They work long hours and rarely take vacations. Japan has bad lifestyle choices too.

  13. Please stop bullshitting about sugar because asians put sugar in literally every type of food and it pisses me off. I have never ate asian food that didn’t taste sweet😒

  14. https://www.nippon.com/en/features/h00249/diabetes-cases-in-japan-top-10-million-for-the-first-time.html

  15. Thank for the knowledge bro knowledge is power thanks for the food for yo soul .. Bruce Lee lives in spirit and in truth God has given us all free will ..it is a daily struggle the fact is the power has always belong to the people …demands for a product is what has always driven the universe…if w ed buy they will make .. if we dont buy they will not keep .if we ask not we get not… power is always in numbers and volumes voice and recognition equality and respect..responsibility belongs to us

  16. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou for helping the world honor and respect for your words beautiful fasting long hours very good from Kenya

  17. Americans are unhealthy Not only in terms of food but also in terms of medicines.. Especially Fda are criminals.. Causing false hopes on patients and killing them

  18. Japanese are healthier because they have…
    1. Easy access to health food
    2. Low sugar consumption
    3. Nutritional Education
    4. Portion Sizes
    5. Main starch /carbs
    6. Walking

  19. I used to caregiver to a Japanese old man 104 Yrs old n I asked him his secrets to a long life he said no medicine ,eat fish n veg's n his rice.he loved seafood he was a fisherman. I always remember his advice Forever.💞❤️💞🙏🙏🙏

  20. True what you say. But I am very weiry of buying Japanese food from Japan because of the wide spread radiation contamination of the land and ocean from Fukushima power plant??

  21. you are 100% right. I wish I knew this before my heart attack. Maybe I should start, even though I am older. danita

  22. I eat a lot of 'Japanese food' regularly …..'Kimchi, Miso and Sauerkraut' in a red kidney Tomato passatta based stew, I heard these foods are good for your Gut hence healthy for your Brain. I ENJOY VERY MUCH 😉

  23. a very honest and true video! thank you! I had spent some time in Japan and had learned to live and eat healthy ..everything you had mentioned here is so true! but most people that never travel abroad do not know what these things and they think they are doing the best already. There are several countries in the world that have high quality living standards and Japan is one of them. Love those large juicy peaches in Japan :))

  24. I’ve been living in Japan for 30 years now… and yes… what’s inside your video are all true…

    I’m turning 60 this year… and was surprised that in my country, the place I was born… all of my friends … same age… they are already taking their what they called maintenance… that’s for high blood pressure… and most of them started during their early 50’s…

    Luckily… me not yet!!!

  25. Good vid… but lets not get too carried away. There are a couple of countries with longer life expectancy. The Japanese have a high suicide rate and whilst being very polite they definitely don't laugh much.

  26. I've read that japanese are really healthy people,in my country we eat vegetables and fruit often but these days people are becoming more and more into meats and fastfoods.

  27. Being a child in Iceland ca 75 -83 I heard in the National radio news, Icelanders are the longest living people in the world Japanese are second.Next year I heard Japanese people are the longest living people and Icelandic people second .At that time we only did eat lamb meat and fish and potatoes,vegetables and fruits did came later

  28. You mean that ways of living in Japan is really healthy unlike in USA. And so why are you, a Japanese, live in USA while Japan as you mentioned is better and healthier. I answer my question, in Japan as you mentioned serve in small servings but in USA in big huge servings and many options. That is also same as opportunity and money, right? Every person has a choice, it is their choices.

  29. Above all the most important thing is no waste of food in restaurants or else you are fined this shows Japanese people respect food🙂

  30. 6 walk: Japanese do EXERCISE MUCH MUCH MORE! Karate Judo Jiu JItsu and many many many more Martial arts! ALL FROM JAPAN! exercise is sooooo important! and diet too! good sleep? no weapons everywhere? no gangbanging? no drugs? living in families: love protection tribal? Discipline? Samura culture? Bushido? the discipline of Warriors not fat-ass americans eating drinking sleeping.

  31. Japanese healthy? I don't think so. Yes, thanks to being thin, eating low fat and the fact they have one of the best medical systems in the world they live longer, but not necessarily better. Because of their large salt intake they have the the 3rd highest level of blood pressure in the world. The also rank 2nd in Kidney disease thanks to all that salt. And northern Japan is the stroke capital of the world thanks to eating even more salt than the rest of their nation.

  32. They also have the highest suicide rate in the world. ☹️ But you're right, Japanese people have a healthy diet and pay alot of attention to fitness 🙂

  33. In the country I live, Brazil, has a very moderated perspective of longevity, but still – here is VERY difficult to have a healthy life style, because there is more processed foods and less organic products. Unfortunately it happens because of the multiple slums that exists here and half of the country don't have enough money to sustain they're family daily. Honestly, for some people it may be something fine and to forget, but I feel deeply sad about it.

    Japan could share and teach the countries the list of things that make a nation healthier and slimmer!!

  34. What's your email address?90% of Americans consume excess fast food along with carbonated sugary drinks like coke n also consume alcohol,smoke,take drugs so no wonder they are becoming disease prone and risking early death but majority japanese don't smoke,drink or use drugs,eat healthy and are not sedentary no wonder they live long

  35. Not true Japanese are not the only population with high life expectancy Africans live just as long under worse conditions and no one records their age ours is an oral tradition especially where birth records are concerned. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. However I do agree a lot of Japanese diets are very healthy and the West is consuming too much sugar. Quality is more important than quality

  36. Like Japanese people and I like sushi which I think is really on available Japanese food here in uk. The japsanese folk look after their folk but here we are a commodity to profit off for big companies. Funny that not many people in Japan own cars when they have a fantastic car industry. The one thing I noticed about soy is they go through a great process to ferment it and render it healthy. But here they don't and causes thyroid issues. We had a lovely Japanese student stay and she wanted to cook for us a meal. She spent all afternoon with two chicken portions skinned cutting it delicately with some mix she bought from home. She then literally counted out 20peas. I could nt believe it. This fed 4of us. My hus. Starved but delicious. Another time we cooked for her and my husband put loads on her plate and i think she was shy to not eat. Then she threw up. Poor girl. She also cam with a tiny suitcase and was like Mary Poppins everyday bringing amazing each day like paper folding fans gifts. Truly amazing how she fitted it all in her bag.

  37. My heart set in Japan & I love Japanese and their beautiful culture .. a culture that has been condensed and enriched for thousands of years. A culture that pride by its moral standard. And for me Japan is number one in this world love it immensely ♥️❣️❣️👍👍🙏🙏🙏🙏😻

  38. What’s even crazier is the oldest dog that lived that had the world record and maybe still does I’m not sure. But it was a Shiba inu puppy that lived to 26 human years almost 2 months shy of 27 so almost 27 year old dog that’s crazy but what blows my mind is that it was a Japanese breed living in Japan. So I know the Japanese have some tricks up their sleeve. They have superior technology of some kind to the rest of the world!

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