Sunday, December 30, 2012

Japanese Food — A Good Diet Choice

Japanese food is a nutritious, low-calorie choice for dieters. Japanese can be one of the most nutritional and healthy cuisines, with only a few fattening dishes, such as tempura, teriyaki, katso, and sukiyaki. If eaten in the balance that the Japanese apply — heavy on the vegetables and light on the fats and meats — Japanese food can be a dieter’s dream.
Portions are small in Japanese restaurants, and rice and noodles are the foundation. Cooking techniques are most often broiling, steaming, braising, or simmering — all of which generally produce low-calorie and lowfat dishes.
Choose more of these:
  • Clear broth
  • Miso (fermented soy)
  • Miso dressing
  • Mushimono (steamed)
  • Nabemono (a one-pot dish)
  • Nimono (simmered)
  • Sashimi
  • Sushi
  • Udon (noodles)
  • Yaki (broiled)
  • Yakimono (grilled)
Eat less of these:
  • Agemono (deep-fried)
  • Katsu (fried pork cutlet)
  • Sukiyaki (a one-dish meal made with fatty beef)
  • Tempura (batter-fried)

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