What is Japanese food?


What is Japanese food, and could it be the key? Traditionally, a Japanese diet consists of a moderate sugar intake from rice, a small amount of high quality protein, an extremely low amount of oil and fat, and a daily intake of fibrous vegetables.  As Japanese adopt a Western diet and cooking style, this is being replaced with an excessive amount of sugar, extra amount of meat, and larger intake of fat and oil.  Particularly, a decrease in fibrous vegetables in the daily diet is a possible factor in Japanese gaining weight.  



Even Japanese are getting fatter, unfortunately. As the Japanese Ministry of Health, labour and Welfare declared, a Western diet seems to be the culprit.