Top 10 healthy foods recognized by 300 famous Japanese doctors

Daily life will always see a lot of good food, nutritional supplements recommended articles and health information, but what is the healthiest food? 

Japan’s TBS TV program recently invited 300 famous doctors to vote for the healthiest ingredients in their minds, and broccoli, tofu, yogurt, tomatoes, apples and other ingredients, which are often considered quite healthy, are also on the list as expected. 

However, it is an unexpected “natto” to take off the good ingredients of the first crown!

No. 10: Apple

Japanese ventilator specialist, M.D., pointed out that Apple is rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols, which can help inhibit and improve inflammation of the lungs and bronchi, making the lungs younger. 

At the same time, Apple may also have the effect of slowing down vascular aging, lowering blood pressure, whole intestines, inhibiting blood cholesterol and so on. 

Another Japanese doctor of medicine, Shizawa Zhuo, also said apple pectin may help reduce the rate at which sugar and cholesterol are absorbed by the intestines, as well as improve defecation, prevent stroke, myocardial infarction, and a rapid rise in blood sugar after meals.

No. 9: kimchi

Compared with animal lactic acid bacteria, plant lactic acid bacteria in kimchi can avoid gastric acid destruction and reach the intestinal tract smoothly. it can help the whole intestine, increase intestinal beneficial bacteria, and slow down the aging rate of the intestinal tract. 

In addition, 1 g of kimchi contains about 100 million lactic acid bacteria, which is quite high. some studies have pointed out that the immune activation effect of lactic acid bacteria “Lactobacillus sakei HS-1” in kimchi is 100 times more than that of Bifidobacterium.

No. 8: avocado

Japanese plastic surgeons say avocado is the most nutritious fruit certified by Kim’s world record, with “soybean Unsaponifiable matter (ASU)” helping to inhibit inflammation, protect and repair cartilage.Therefore, it may have the effect of preventing and improving degenerative arthritis and reducing knee pain. 

In addition, avocado is also rich in antioxidants, can help the smooth operation of the liver, and has the effect of promoting intestinal peristalsis, detoxification, preventing periodontal disease and halitosis, lowering cholesterol, preventing hypertension and other lifestyle diseases.

No. 7: tomato

The director of Japan’s Qiujin Hospital, vascular experts and circulator physicians say lycopene in tomatoes can slow down vascular aging, increase good cholesterol, reduce bad cholesterol, and is expected to help prevent life habits. 

Human blood vessels can become stiff and cause arteriosclerosis with age. in serious cases, it may lead to cerebral infarction and myocardial infarction, while lycopene has the effect of delaying arteriosclerosis. studies have pointed out that lycopene intake every day for a month.It increased the subjects’ good cholesterol by about 15%.

No. 6: broccoli

Japanese president AGA Hair Clinic said broccoli, especially broccoli seedlings, are rich in sulforaphane and have strong antioxidant effects that can help improve blood flow and improve white hair problems caused by poor blood circulation. 

The Department of Public Health, Department of Medical Medicine, Kinki University, Japan, has also carried out research and analyzed the germinal effects of 300 animal and plant components. the results show that broccoli seedlings have the best effect.

No. 5: vinegar

Honorary professor at Tokyo Agricultural University in Japan points out that acetic acid can promote blood flow and lower blood pressure. 

Japanese medical doctor chestnut also said that acetic acid can help intestinal peristalsis, stimulate the intestinal wall, whole intestine to prevent constipation, reduce intestinal bad bacteria, but also may improve metabolism, help break down fat and sugar in the body. 

Moreover, amino acid in vinegar can also inhibit visceral fat and lipid accumulation in blood, which is expected to achieve the effect of preventing metabolic syndrome and hyperlipidemia.

No. 4: tofu

Tofu contains a variety of nutrients. Mainly protein and added calcium or magnesium and other metal elements, as well as riboflavin, niacin, vitamin E and so on, can not only reduce cholesterol in the body, but also contribute to the development and growth of nerves, blood vessels and the brain. 

The honorary director of Japan’s Central Hospital also said that the resistant protein of frozen tofu may have the effect of preventing and improving hyperlipidemia, while rich dietary fiber can improve intestines, improve resistance, and may also help control blood sugar and make blood vessels younger. 

Tofu also has a unique soybean isoflavone.

No. 3: yogurt

Japan Women’s Nutrition University Department of Nutrition Professor said that Youge’s rich Bifidobacterium, lactic acid bacteria, not only has a good role in protecting the intestinal tract, can help prevent constipation, but also may help the intestinal tract to absorb nutrition more smoothly. 

In addition, some studies have pointed out that some strains of yoghurt may help reduce visceral fat, to achieve the effect of weight loss.

No. 2: mackerel

A circulator physician, hypertension and diet expert at the TOWER Clinic in Yokosuka, Japan, says mackerel’s EPA and DHA can help soften blood vessels and may have the effect of controlling blood pressure. 

Mackerel is rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA, which help enhance memory. 

Mackerel fat has the function of reducing blood fat, cholesterol and preventing new vascular diseases and prostate cancer. eating more fish is good for your health. it can also supplement the deficiency of iron in the human body. for children and the elderly, Mackerel is the most suitable for them to eat and easy to supplement the nutrition they need.

No. 1: natto

Natto won first place with an overwhelming majority of 52 votes out of 300 doctors. 

A number of doctors in Japan have pointed out that natto generally has the following health effects: 

  • To help improve the intestinal environment. 
  • Prevention of myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction. 
  • Prevent arteriosclerosis. 
  • Prevention of type 2 diabetes. 
  • To prevent cancer. 
  • To prevent mental retardation. 
  • Prevention of periodontal disease. 
  • Prevent osteoporosis.

Nattokinase, a viscous component in natto, can help dissolve thrombus, make blood flow smoother, and achieve the effect of preventing cerebral infarction and myocardial infarction. And there are more than 20,000 species of natto bacteria in natto, which has the effect of inhibiting the proliferation of influenza virus.

However, the following points should also be paid attention to when eating natto: 

Don’t eat with raw eggs. 

The anti-biotin protein (avidin) in laying eggs can hinder the inhibitory effect of natto on skin inflammation. 

Don’t eat with hot white rice. 

Nattokinase will be lost in the event of heat, it is recommended to cool the white rice slightly below 50 degrees before eating. 

Stir enough times. 

Stirring enough times can increase the amino acid and sweet ingredients in natto. generally speaking, stirring more than 200 times is the best, amino acids will increase to the peak.

Summary

Japan is one of the oldest countries in the world, even when there is so much pressure to work at home. In addition to good health care, a healthy diet is also essential. 

These are the top 10 healthy foods voted by Japanese experts, so do you know what to add to your diet?

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