Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
On March 5, Yumi Media, a food website devoted to food news, recipes, and products for a healthy lifestyle, encourages non-vegetarians to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle after Misaoa Okawa was pronounced the oldest woman in the world; she is 114 years old, turning 115 next Tuesday.
According to Shine from Yahoo!, there's evidence that “the country's residents hold the secret to longevity: a healthy diet.” The article says that Japanese women “have one of the longest lifespans of any country, only second to those in Hong Kong.”
Shine from Yahoo! reports that “the typical Japanese person consumes about 25 percent less calories per day than the average American. The base of their diet is vegetables and fish, a great source of omega-3 fats, which are excellent for heart health. Because their meals are largely vegetarian, they eat very little red meat, which can lead to health problems if eaten regularly.” With over 50,000 centenarians – people over 100 – living in Japan, the article suggests that the nation's dietary proclivities speak for themselves.
As for the soon-to-be 115-year-old, the article reports that Okawa “got an early birthday present when the Guinness Book of World Records named her the oldest living woman on the planet.”
Justin Maas, Yumi Media representative, expresses the company's best wishes and congratulations on Okawa’s long, healthy life. “We want to wish Misaoa Okawa a happy birthday – 115 years old!”
“Mrs. Owaka is another inspirational example of the power of a healthy lifestyle,” says Mass. “I was inspired by the variety available from international cuisine to go meatless – and it was hard, but the effort has paid off. I used easy-to-make products like Quorn to gradually eliminate meat from my diet and refocus on vegetables and heart-healthy foods. Mrs. Okawa shows that it is possible to live a long and healthy life, and she probably has the limited consumption of red meat to thank in part for that,” adds Maas.
“Whether you use meat substitutes like Quorn or dive headfirst into a medically-recommended low-fat diet, like the Mediterranean diet, or veganism, we encourage everyone to commit to eating healthier.”
Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.