Japanese secrets of youth and slimness
 Not only do Japanese women live longest, but they are also a significant part of his life remain an enviable slim figure and freshness of the skin, shiny, thick hair. How to manage a Japanese maintain their youth, what is the secret of their longevity and harmony? If you assume that they are always sitting on the proverbial "Japanese" diet, then you are sadly mistaken! Although, of course, the traditional Japanese cuisine is of great importance for the health of the nation, and especially women. Diets and, moreover, one that for some reason called the Japanese, there is absolutely nothing to do with.

The Japanese themselves have identified the following "golden rules" of its traditional-style food:

Small servings   a variety of products for each meal. Even the most ordinary Japanese meal (lunch or dinner) can include from 5 to 30 dishes, besides, in the most bizarre combinations. Cooking food in Japan is like painting a picture or composing haiku (Japanese poetry) - everything has a value, deeper meaning. Meals are served in a pretty little plates, each separately. Portions are small, they are absorbed slowly, a process controlled by the mind. Separate supply the Japanese do not adhere.

▪ Weak thermal processing   It guarantees high safety of vitamins in the dishes. Products can be only lightly cooked and slightly browned, slightly stewed. Many dishes are cooked in a double boiler, microwave ovens. For example, the soybean soup is brewed just two minutes, or you can destroy vitamin complex soybean paste, which is part of the soup. Many products are used in Japanese cuisine raw. Fish fry grill, eat raw (the famous sushi).

Rice instead of bread.   Bread consumption in Japan is much lower than in the West - there it replaces shelushёny Fig. He is the foundation of Japanese menu.

  Main products: fish, rice, soybeans, vegetables, green tea, fruit, citrus.   The emphasis on fish and seafood. Eggs - no more than 1 piece. daily milk - about half of the glass. No bacon, sausages, hamburgers, but a lot of fresh vegetables: radish, daikon, lettuce, edible seaweed, tofu. In the survey, Japanese women revealed that their weekly diet includes more than a hundred different dishes.

Green tea Rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and E, giving youth and vigor. In the 9th century the Japanese borrowed the Chinese habit of drinking green tea - and since then the tradition of the tea ceremony (tyanoyu) so tightly woven into the culture of Japan and the lives of every Japanese that even rapid pace of modern life can not prevent this religious rite. The Japanese see the essence of the tea ceremony in the saying: "Tyanoyu - the worship of beauty in the gray light of everyday life."

Miniature desserts   (usually fruit), pastries - made from rice flour. Japanese women like pudding, but eat them in small portions. Japanese women almost never do not add to their desserts, butter and dairy products, sugar and consume three times less than residents of Western countries. Another favorite Japanese delicacy is a variety of jelly made from different varieties of gelatin "agar". Gelatin preparing Japanese marmalade "ekan", various holiday desserts with fresh fruit and even drinks.

Ritual, harmony and beauty appointments.   Cooking Japanese food, the appearance of dishes, serving the meal and she is full of grace. Japanese Shinto religion considers sacred nature. This explains the Japanese respect to the composition and appearance of food. Japanese - is a kind of communion with nature.

Using chopsticks.   In Japan, chopsticks (Hashi) came from China in the 12th century and were made of bamboo. Modern scientists in Japan believe that small sticks train muscles, develop mental abilities, so the Japanese are taught to handle chopsticks from an early age. How useful stick for the development of the mind, we do not know, but certainly swallow dinner for two minutes with them will fail.

 Japanese secrets of youth and slimness
 Of course, it is not necessary to explain the appearance of a beautiful Japanese women only tradition of healthy eating - a lot depends on skin care, hair and body. There are Japanese women here have their secrets.

Shine.   Japanese women have known for centuries about the effects of camellia oil. Camellia contains proteins and oleic acid. Both are well into the structure of the hair, gives volume and smooth hair, so that the light is better reflected falling. Preparation 1 teaspoon camellia oil heated slightly rub along the length and ends of wet hair. Cover with a towel after 20 minutes to put on hair shampoo, lather it with your fingers and rinse well.

Mask for the face.   The white clay crushed into powder, add oats, rice bran, finely chopped seaweed, camomile flowers. This also add 1 tsp jojoba oil, rose hips, chamomile and a little water (to make mass density paste), gently rub the mask into the skin of the face and leave on for ten or fifteen minutes. Rinse with cool mineral water (without gas).

Apple vinegar.   Japanese add it to the shampoo for the prevention of dandruff, degreasing of the hair roots, stimulate their growth, added to the bath to keep your skin young and healthy in makeup remover, add a few drops in camellia oil, chamomile, lavender, rosemary, mixed with an extract marshmallow root, nettle - these lotions and wipe his face.

Sea salt.   Sea salt mixed with aloe juice, mud, seaweed and rub these compounds in the body of water procedures. Excellent helps with cellulite.

Massage.   The most effective procedure to restore beauty and health is considered a massage. In contrast to European practices, the Japanese art designed not to relax the body and soul, and to unite all the hidden reserves of the body in the fight against this or that disease, including and in time. Shiatsu - the so-called Japanese daily massage for the face, which they use to maintain their porcelain skin. He performed light touch fingertips very slowly and, most importantly, on a regular basis every day for five minutes in the morning or in the evening.

  Makeup Japanese women also love, and this makeup has its own characteristics .  The Japanese attitude towards beauty and the means to maintain it is fundamentally different from the European .  Here, personal care - a ritual akin to the tea ceremony .  For the Japanese cosmetics - is the ability to decorate not only myself, but my life, enliven everyday life, enjoy every moment .  Hence the seriousness to detail "cosmetic ceremony" .  Every detail, detail should be in harmony with the whole: design packaging, flavor and color of the money, the pleasure of its application, the accessories (crockery for making masks, sponges, brushes, brush .   ) .  Japanese cosmetics mostly natural - it is a minimum of preservatives and only vegetable ingredients .  Its members often include pearls, pearl protein more precisely conchiolin - antioxidant antiallergen, moisturizer and protector against ultraviolet rays .  Another important component - silk protein fibrion holding seven times more moisture than other moisturizing ingredients . 

It is the combination of ancient secrets and modern technology, the traditions of healthy cuisine, a harmonious approach to life allows japan live long and be slim, beautiful and young for years to come!
Author: Olga Travleeva