Is Japanese food healthy for you? It may seem like it is since many Japanese dishes are full of a variety of vegetables. While the vegetables are good for you there are many added ingredients that are definitely not
There are many carbohydrates in Japanese food. Noodles, rice and bread are fattening and too much of it just isn’t healthy. Nearly every Japanese dish has one of these ingredients.
We all know that deep fried foods taste delicious but are so awful for you. Deep fried shrimp or chicken just may be in a Japanase dish. However, you can usually find a meal on a Japanese restaurant menu that does not contain fried foods.
Salt is used to preserve foods but it is also in soy sauce. If you are eating a dish that is already pretty salty and then add some soy sauce, you are going to consume a whole lot of it (d vitamin mangel). You need to be particularly careful of this if you have a blood pressure problem.
Need I say more? Sugar can cause all sorts of problems. Most ethnic recipes I’ve ever had tasted pretty sweet. It may be honey but more than likely, it’s sugar making that sweet and sour chicken sweet. Too much sugar can overload your liver and make you fat. Diabetes or another blood sugar problem can come from having too much sugar.
Like most all foods, Japanese dishes contain several unhealthy ingredients. It’s not all bad though. As I stated earlier, Japanese food is chock full of vegetables. Fish is also a popular choice and is usually healthier than meat.
What it boils down to is that you just need to be aware of what you are eating. Read the ingredients. Ask about foods on the restaurant menu. Choose something that is healthy. If you have a health problem, avoid the fatty and fried foods. Eat in moderation. Just simply know what you’re eating and you can still enjoy a delicious Japanese meal!