The Okinawa diet, famous for its benefits on general health and longevity, has the following characteristics:
It's a diet rich in micronutrients and Omega-3s.
It gives pride of place to carbohydratesquality carbohydrates derived from vegetables.
It's a diet low in saturated fats and calories, based on the principle of stopping eating before reaching satiety.
It's a semi-vegetarian diet.
Fats come mainly from small oily fish, 2 to 3 times a week maximum.
Foods used in the Okinawa diet
In practice, the foods most commonly consumed in the Okinawa diet are the following:
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- Fresh herbs and seaweed
- Jasmine tea, turmeric, artemisia tea, getto leaf, water.
- Citrus fruits: oranges, lemons...
- Red berries
- Green vegetables: lettuce, zucchini, broccoli, asparagus, beans, pumpkin, chicory, radish...
- Watery vegetables: cucumber, tomato, eggplant, mushrooms...
Beet, apricots, melon, peach, pineapple, apples...
- Fish: 3 times a week on average
- Kombu seaweed, tofu, soy, goya cucumber
Foods to eat in moderation:
- Sweet potato
- Wholegrain cereals
- Dried fruit
Foods to avoid
- Oil and butter
- Sweetened and processed products