Is Chinese or Japanese food healthier than other foods?

I like rice and fish so I was wondering if Chinese or Japanese food is healthier than other foods. I am trying to stay trim and I figured that changing my diet might help me keep the weight off without so much maintenance.

Answer #1

chinese fast food take aways aren’t generally a healthy option. They’re certainly healthier than some, but you have to buy proper chinese food to be healthy really.

Answer #2

It’s good tasting and good for you. My great grandfather lived for 114 years offa Viet food. It’s like chinese.

Answer #3

Both japanese and Chinese cooking use oil but I would say that Japanese food is healthy as there is a lot more fresh food and of course raw fish and fish oil is meant to be good for the body too…also Japanese tend to live for a long time too

Answer #4

no couse you have loads of higrotanate fats an oil in

Answer #5

Yes, they are generally healthier (especially better than what you can eat in US!). Do not eat chinese food from fast-foods, but only from restaurants. Japanese food is more expensive but even better. Enjoy!

Answer #6

Stay away from the deep fried foods, and stick with Japanese food, and Chinese food directed towards veggies. It can be on the leaner side if you try to. :)

Answer #7


Answer #8

hidrogatnated fats re in both of them

Answer #9

The CLASSIC Japanese cuisine is extremely healthy. If you take a look at old recipes, it’s really mostly rice, vegetables, eggs and fish, almost no additional fat at all. In classic recipes NOTHING is fried, the only preparation methods being grilling, cooking and steaming (Tempura is something the Japanese learned from portuguese sailors). The only drawback in japanese cooking is the high salt-content. Even the sweets are based on rice, sugar, agar jelly and bea-paste, and are therefore quite low in fat.

Also, the Japanese nowadays have the tendency to eat high-quality food while many western cultures want low prices. In general, food is more expensive in Japan than here and fatty foods are not as accepted (many western food companies had to adapt to local taste by removing some of the fat).

Furthermore, many of the classic ingredients like Seaweed, Konjaku (both of which are eaten frequently) have virtually zero calories and lots of fibers. Compared with other cultures, Japanese have a lower caloric intake because of this and lowered caloric intake is linked to better health.

However, that doesn’t mean that everything is OK today. Japan has adapted many of the more unhealthy trends, including ready-made foods, snacks and fastfood.

Answer #10

I agree their are alot of faty dishes in chinese food and japanese food also. but just remember that when going out to eat chinese there are some healthy choses to. like veggies and meat.

Answer #11

There are lots of fatty dishes in Chinese food and Japanese food as well as Western food or some other food. Japanese food is not just fish and rice but also there is deep fried food. Chinese food use oil very much unless the food is steamed… You should find out what sort of food is not fatty instead of just Chinese or Japanese…and eat lots of fruit and vegetables!!

Meats are not bad either!! It depends how you eat them!!

Good luck!!

Answer #12

I think Indian food is actually a bit healthier than both Chinese and Japanese foods, as they tend to use a lot more vegetables. Although it also depends on what you order. Food such as fish/sushi is a healthier option to beef, pork and chicken.

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