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The Anti-Diabetes Diet - (8) What’s So Healthy About the Japanese Diet?

The traditional Japanese diet is based around rice.

While this does make it quite high in carbs, our meals also tend to be very well balanced, with plentiful servings of vegetables, good quality protein from fish and meat, and relatively little fat.

If you want to think like a Japanese, ask yourself this: on balance, is my daily diet providing me with all the carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins and minerals my body needs?

But the Japanese diet does have one major shortcoming: namely, salt.

So, if you are experimenting with a Japanese-inspired diet, please do keep an eye on your salt intake. Too much can increase your risk of conditions like high blood pressure.

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