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:
Miso (fermented soy)
Nabemono (a one-pot dish)
Eat less of these:
Katsu (fried pork cutlet)
Sukiyaki (a one-dish meal made with fatty beef)