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I got this in my email this morning. It was so interesting, I thought I would share it with you all:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://bottomlinesecrets.com/blpnet/article.html?article_id=33686&sid=E050503S3A&ea" target="_blank">The Okinawa diet</a>
 

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Hopefully this one will catch on. Can we market it under, "The Atkins Okinawan Diet"? That would sell!<br><br><br><br>
Unfortunately, the only people who seem to be pushing this diet today are those quacks that are trying to get us to buy coral calcium.
 

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oprah plugged this one on her show a few years ago.<br><br><br><br>
i think that the foods we eat do play a role in how long-lived we are...but there is more to it.<br><br><br><br>
anyway, it's interesting!
 

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Heard about the "Hawaiian Diet"? same theme, heh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
Chinese say "eat 70% full, chew well, light seasoning,......". tofu, whole grains, veggies, fruits are WAY WAY WAY cheaper than meat, white rice/flour, candies, and McD in the China I grew up in (don't know now, haven't gone back since 1999). So basically when you don't have much money, you have to eat healthy, hehe.....gone are the days I eat tomatoes by buckets, oh well.<br><br><br><br>
I think any "Non-American Diet" sounds good enough as far as health is concerned.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Yup. but you gotta be careful. i mean, you wouldn't want to nibble one of those danc'n carrots would you? i might take revenge.
 

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Try the famous Rushabh diet:<br><br><br><br>
1) Indian batura: One cup of grain. Transform into dough and deep fry.<br><br><br><br>
2) Vegetable tempura: One cup of leafy vegetables. Deep fry and add spicy seasoning.<br><br><br><br>
3) Fried Fruit: One bunch of bananas. Cut into small pieces and deep fry.<br><br><br><br>
4) Sweet & sour deep fried soy chicken: 1-2 cups of tofu or tempeh chicken soy meat. Deep fry soy meat. Apply generous quantities of sweet & sour sauce.<br><br><br><br>
5) Soy icecream: Buy Toffuti super-duper-premium soy ice cream (muat have a minimum of 20 grams of fat per serving).<br><br><br><br>
There ya go. All the benefits of the Okinawa diet without any violence to animals!
 

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what about those tempeh chickens you killed, dont they count? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
i think its wise to say that a high carb diet without exercise is bad news. the article didnt mention anything about their daily activity level as compared to that of americans.
 

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They don't mention simply a high-carb diet. The article states that: <b>Okinawans eat mainly high-carbohydrate, low-calorie, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">plant-based foods</span></b>. I liked this article because it tells people to <b>Eat nine to 17 servings of vegetables and fruits daily,... Eat seven to 13 servings of whole-grain foods daily,... Eat two to four servings of calcium foods daily....</b> and even cautions that <b>"Low-fat dairy products may not be the best source of calcium. The protein in dairy products may leach calcium from your bones.</b> (emphasis mine) I'm not keen on the "eat fish" part for the omega-3, but at least the article mentions flax seed as a viable alternitive to fatty fish and promotes an all around plant-based diet over an animal-based one. I'm also not keen on the red meat 3 times per week thing, because ethical issues aside, red meat has been known to cause all kinds of health problems and is simply not good for humans. Those two things aside, this article promotes a veg-friendly diet without making veg*ns seem like "off the beam lunatics" that get no nutrition, whatever. They way this article is written, a veg*n can say "this is what I eat, minus _____ and _____ " and the conversation can be opened up to why those foods are avoided and what a person can do to compensate for those omissions.<br><br><br><br>
I'm going to send the article to my mom and sis, regardless. They both have asked me "what do you veg*ns eat" and this will help me explain better without using veg sources that they would be immediately suspicious of.
 

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no matter how you get the carbs its a high carb diet. Im sure you are aware what happens to carbs that are not burned off, they turn to fat.
 

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I'm never one to worry about carbs. Many people are saying that high-carb isn't good for you, but to be honest, I think that this diet actually promotes ensible eating, as opposed to just going for wuick weight loss at the expense of your kidneys.<br><br><br><br>
This diet doesn't say anything is bad. It just says eat in moderation, which is the right thing to do. And I think that this diet is a sensible option. Unfortunately, it's full of carbs so everyone will think "F*** that!! Carbs are evil." And people stick to the carbs-are-evil mentality as though a fundamental part of nutrition was about to launch an assault on Menwith Hill. But carbs are an essential part of nutrition. You'd be prtty much screwed w/o them.
 
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