MagsJ wrote:...because current stats show a direct correlation between the two differing diets of the more natural versus the more unnatural.
Considering Japan is a tiny island and has to import almost everything they eat on refrigerated ships just like you.
We do? So we (and all other small islands) don't produce our own produce or manufacture our own foods in factories? We do.
We import foods we produce ourselves because of trade deals and obviously not because of need. Rediculous right?
I know that mountainous habitats like the Alps etc. have to import almost everything.. for obvious reasons, but even then a lot of it is fresh produce.. they eat so healthy up there you know.
Considering Japanese people go to grocery stores just like yours,
Considering Japanese people love food additives and preservatives such as MSG and use them even more often than you do,
I think you're thinking of the Chinese? but even Chinese food providers are now advertising their msg and additive free wares to remain profitable in a changing consumer market... they are also renowned for proclaiming how they don't use msg in their own food but keep it all fresh and sell us the cheaply-flavoured option. Bloody cheek huh?
Considering all of this why do you think Japanese people eat a more 'nautural' diet than the typical Westerner? Are you just making it up? Do you have some stats? Were you picturing Japan looking like a samurai movie you saw where everybody sits on the floor sipping tea and eating unflavored rice? Where is this "Japanese people eat more wholesome foods than we dirty westerners' thing coming from?
Because they do...
My Chinese doctor pal who I had that conversation with has the stats and is liaising with his/the Oriental community on health issues and optimisation... he heads a whole district county's NHS somewhere out of London.
Look up some information about Japanese fast food before replying, maybe.
I'll do that now