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Low Carb Menu ― Low Sugar in a Delicious Way ―

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Low Carb Menu ― Low Sugar in a Delicious Way ―

Among the three macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat), taking in too many carbs can raise blood sugar levels and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

As it may not always be easy to keep that resolution to exercise regularly, a low carb Japanese meal that is delicious and healthy would be great for peace of mind.

In this article, we look at recipes that are low in carbohydrates. Try to incorporate them into your weekly cooking and be healthy from the inside out!

What is a Low Carb Menu Anyway?

As people become more health-conscious, the concept of a low carb menu has become quite familiar to most people.

An average meal consisting of two rice balls and a glass of vegetable juice contains about 100 grams of carbohydrates. Generally, a "low carb meal" is one that limits carbs to around 20 to 40 grams. Usually, there are no restrictions on calories, fat, protein, etc. as long as you keep the amount of carbohydrates down.

It is recommended to eat a balanced diet with a variety of other foods while paying attention to the amount of carbohydrates that you consume.

What are the Benefits of Reducing Carbs?

What impact do carbs have on the body, and if taken in too large a quantity, what kind of damage may occur? Even if the number of calories remain the same, different amounts of carbohydrates can make a difference in how easily blood sugar rises after a meal. If the blood sugar level after a meal rises to too high a level, and this becomes a habit, it can lead to lifestyle-related diseases and even major illnesses such as heart disease.

On the other hand, suppressing carbohydrates with a low carb diet has various benefits such as improving blood pressure, blood sugar levels and losing weight.

Braised Pork Belly / Kakuni

Braised Pork Belly

Allow us to introduce kakuni—a Japanese dish that features pork simmered until it is soft, juicy, and oozing with umami. This hearty dish goes well with rice. Please try it for today's main ...

Pork belly is a hearty dish that fills your mouth with delicious umami flavor, but this dish is actually classified as a low carb recipe.

Normally, a big bowl of rice may accompany the braised pork, but since this is a low carb day, try to keep the rice to half the amount and eat plenty of meat instead!

Salmon Chan Chan Yaki / Salmon with Miso & Butter

Salmon with Miso and Butter

Salmon Chan Chan Yaki is a local specialty of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. It makes use of corn and butter, which are characteristic of Hokkaido's dishes. The dish also makes use of ...

A dish originating in Hokkaido (Northern island of Japan), this meal allows you to enjoy lots of vegetables and fish together.

Miso is used for seasoning, which gives it a mellow and mild taste.

The plump texture of the corn and the bitterness of the green pepper are combined to make this a very enjoyable dish.

Grilled Chicken with Ginger and Sweet Miso

Chicken with Ginger and Sweet Miso

Chicken thighs that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, the combination of the cool ginger and the rich flavor of the sweet miso sauce is perfect. A great dish for growing children w...

It's easy to have the impression that a satisfying meat menu is also high in carbohydrates.

Surprisingly, this grilled chicken menu is also classified as a "low carb menu". Many people think of soy sauce as when thinking of Japanese seasoning, but this is a healthier chicken dish seasoned with rich miso and fresh ginger.

Once again, the dish does pair extremely well with rice, but if this can be substituted with other vegetables, you will keep the meal low carb.

Finding Health through our Daily Eating Habits

How great it would be if our daily meals could be balanced and healthy while also being delicious. It is possible!

Give some of these delicious Japanese inspired recipes a try and keep those and keep those lifestyle-related diseases at bay.

 

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