When looking at Japanese women’s bodies tend to be slim, you might be wondering, how exactly their diet. However, although some of them are on a diet, actually there are many other habits that could streamline their bodies, such as walking. “Most Japanese people love to use public transportation so that they move around and walk away,” said Sonoco Sakai, author of Four Foods That Keep the Japanese Thin.

By Sonoco, there are some foods that are commonly eaten Japanese, who were able to keep their body slim:

1. Seaweed gelatin
Seaweed gelatin is transparent in color, in Japanese called canteen. Food is sold in powder, dried in length, and is used to make jelly as a dessert in Japan. Kantun is cooked as dry gelatin in general. However, canteen can freeze easily at room temperature in comparison with other agar. Because it contains about 80 percent fiber, canteen also gives the sensation of fullness for longer when eaten.

2. Gelatinous yam flour

Konak, so called, is a kind of agar-agar is a typical Japanese firm and made from elephant yam flour. Food comes from China and used as medicine by Buddhist monks. Konak contains minerals, fiber, and protein. Consists of 97 percent water, and is known to help normalize blood sugar and cholesterol. Konak is also some made from rice, and can be used as a substitute for wheat. Sometimes used in combination with the usual rice and add the tomatoes and spices to produce a low-calorie dishes paella.

3. Wild sea vegetables

Wild sea vegetable hijiki is black, and usually grow on the coastline of Japan, Korea, and China. Hijiki contains calcium, magnesium, and iron is high. The content of many useful materials in hijiki can help you have a slim body size and balanced. In addition, vegetables are also good to make the hair become thick, black, and shiny.

4. Soy milk curds

Soy milk also have buttermilk? Yes, soy milk curds, or better known as Yuba, is one of the foods that are considered a delicacy in Japan because the content of the fresh taste. These foods contain high protein and fiber that are useful in the body. Yuba is often used in vegetarian cuisine in Japan.