Okinawa diet, a way of life that tramples the Mediterranean diet


About the way of living and food on the Japanese island of Okinawa we have written before, and in fact, their example is very easy to follow.

Omega 3 fatty acids, protein from seafood, fruits and vegetables are the most prized median diets. Okinawa diet is basically based on plants that come from local gardens.


Okinawa is known for its durable residents, who feed on health and train martial arts even in old age.


But can their way, albeit easy, be applicable to us?


Read how they do it:


Okinawan people are not vegetarians, but they give more importance to plants than to meat. In their portions there are small quantities of pork or fish, and in the rest are filled with vegetables, legumes and algae.


Okinawa and Mediterranean diet are not suitable for the keto regime, because they contain large amounts of healthy carbohydrates. In Okinawa diet, carbohydrates to proteins are present in a ratio of 10: 1, and in the Mediterranean it is somewhat smaller. However, both foods are also eaten by cereals and starchy vegetables and fruits.

No rice and pasta

Although they value carbohydrates, Okinawa residents do not eat white rice (rarely integral), bread, pasta and sweets. They get carbohydrates from potatoes, pumpkin, soybeans, beans and lentils. In the Mediterranean diet, bread and pasta are allowed.

Vegetables as a basis

In both foods, the vegetables are the star in the bowl. Okinawa uses local vegetables such as the purple sweet potato, soy, bitter melon and algae that resemble bunches. But they also use many carrots, peppers and other vegetables with yellow, orange and red.


Do not count calories

Their motto is simple: Eat as much as it is enough for you to eat, but not overeat.


It is obvious that this way of thinking succeeds. They apply the same to the Mediterranean.

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