At present, there are about 65 thousand of over 100 years old people in Japan. The following is Top 5 replies when 100 of over 100 years old people were asked about the ingredients they eat more than 3 times a week in a survey in Japan.
According to National Cancer Institute in U.S., cabbage is effective to suppress cancer because it is rich in vitamin C. Cabbage also prevents pneumonia because of the ability to repel viruses. They tend to eat cabbage putting in a soup. Cabbage contains phytochemical. Phytochemical is easily extracted when put in a soup and by boiling vegetables, the absorption rate becomes higher.
Salmon contains a substance called astaxanthin which is effective to prevent hardening of blood vessels and diabetes. Astaxanthin has strong anti-oxidant action (anti-aging effect) which is about 6000 times as strong as vitamin C. Astaxanthin is also rich in other red sea food such as shrimp, crab, salmon roe or sea bream. The redness of tuna is not astaxanthin but iron.
3. Chicken 2. Tofu
Pork contains 10 times as much vitamin B as beef. To obtain the same amount of vitamin B, if you eat pork, you need to eat 100 grams (3.5 oz), but if you eat beef, you need to eat 1 kilograms (2.2 lb). Vitamin B is required to maintain the function of brain’s metabolism so it is better to eat pork instead of beef to maintain cognitive function (Fig. 1).
The amount of vitamin B contained in pork is very large compared to the other ingredients known as containing a lot of vitamin B.
Our physical strength and immune becomes weaker with age. Over 70 years old people need to take more protein than high school students and other adults. Eating pork develops the physical strength and strengthens the immune system.
Eating meats has another effect. The strength of chewing is related to the strength of the lower body. So people who can bite off meats can strain the lower body.
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