So how is it that Asians eat tons of white rice but don't suffer from obesity, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension at anything close to Western rates? Low carb skeptics often raise this point, but I'd like note that it can be misleading to consider a single diet variable in isolation. The Japanese smoke more than we do, and yet have less heart disease.
Mon Oct 19th by abagond. Note that in most, if not all, of these countries most people do not eat dog meat. But it does take place in each one, even where it is against the law.
I have been asked this question more times than I can remember. There seems to be a belief that people who eat rice all the time should be fat. Let me briefly explain why this might not necessarily be so.
Here's what you need to know Asian cultures consume fish, offal, seaweed, and fermented food. These nutrient dense staples are rare in the standard American diet.
The main focus of the Asian diet is to create wellness. This I believe is the best medicine. By practicing these diet habits you will see improvement in your overall health.
But how then, do all these Asians in Singapore look so well-maintained in the weight department?! After all that rice in their diet, as if to rub it in? But what traditionally accompanies these carbs are also highly nutritious, from bone broth in Vietnamese restaurants to sashimi in Japanese eateries and a wholesome meal with meat and vegetables at your local cooked-to-order food centre.
Especially among those who've been led to believe that eating large portions of rice is considered unhealthy. However, the college based in Kyoto reveals that countries that consume high amounts of rice - essentially an average of grams per day - have lower obesity levels than their non-rice eating counterparts. In fact, the study goes on to add that high obesity levels prevailed among countries with an average lower rice intake of 14 grams per day. Just how did these researchers come across such data?