This program is inspired by the life style of people in Okinawa archipelago, a residence for long life and healthy people, away from heart disease and chronic disease.
Okinawa program is made based on research about the life style of the okinawans for 25 years by group of three are Badley J. Willcox, MD, MSe from Division on Aging Harvard Medical School, his twins D. Craig Willcox Ph.D, a Gerontolos and Antropologist of Okinawa Cenetarian Study and Makato Suzuki MD.,PhD.,Geriatris Cardiologist from Okinawa International University. Inside the program included diet, exercise, how to overcome stress and the success of Okinawans for combining Eastern and Western way on maintaining their health.
Okinawa eating style principle is called Nuchi Cusui aiming to 3 balancing things: High Carbohydrate, Low Calorie and Source is from floras. At a glance this eating style looks like foods pyramids according to our life style recommendation. But Nuchi Cusui divides obviously between foods to eat every day to those to eat every week. So this is going to be easy for you to know whether you often consume certain food or not.
Foods which belong to daily group are rice, bread, noodle, vegetable, fruits, foods contain flavonoid and calcium, omega 3, vegetable oil, spices. While the foods which cannot be eaten weekly are meat, fowl, egg and sweet foods. Basically Okinawans eating style allows you to consume all kinds of foods, as long as it is not over at all and the amount must be balance.