Finding Healthy Protein Bars in Japan – What to Look For

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Protein bars in Japan are becoming more ubiquitous and a versatile snack. They are individually packaged and you can eat them on the go. Healthy protein bars in Japan are growing in popularity as people move towards, more natural, delicious and easily obtainable snacks. It can be hard to find a snack that boasts a high protein value […]

Where to Buy Moringa in Japan & the Health Benefits

Moringa in Japan

The newest superfood doing the health and wellness circles is Moringa Oleifera. You may have heard whispers of this unique plant powerhouse and wonder where to buy Moringa in Japan. Adding this supplement to your life will drastically up your superfood game. The nutritional benefits of Moringa are well documented and have been known for thousands of […]

No-bake Vegan Raw Matcha Brownies

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Brownies are one of the most delicious desserts, but I wouldn’t say they’re the healthiest.  These raw matcha brownies are not only great tasting, but vegan! This guilt-free treat is a #MatchaMonday special but because they are plant based and dairy-free, try them for this week’s #MeatlessMonday menu too!  Rather than using unhealthy, refined sugars, […]

A Nutritionist Weighs in on Fresh Vs Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh vs Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

If you take a peek inside my freezer you will see that it is jam packed full of frozen fruits and vegetables. It is a very convenient way to ensure we always have fruits and vegetables on hand to add to our meals.  Particularly, the smoothies we drink everyday.  Am I compromising the nutrient levels that […]

10 Tips on How to Enjoy Hanami in Japan Plus the Best Spots to go!

How to enjoy Hanami in Japan

Hanami season in Japan is finally upon us.  A vast array of Spring flowers, most notably Sakura, the famed Japanese Cherry blossoms are blooming as we speak, and a rainbow of color is all around us.  Hanami 「花見」is the Japanese art of flower viewing and enjoying the ephemeral beauty of Sakura among friends and family is a […]

Food Additives in Japan – What is Really in Your Food?

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Did you know that there are currently 454 designated food additives in Japan?  This article will delve into everything you need to know to stay safe and healthy when it comes to food additives in Japan.  Some of these additives are naturally derived while others are chemically derived.  Some are existing foods and some additives are considered a food […]

Color Contact Lenses in Japan – The “Circle Lens” Trend

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Color contact lenses in Japan are a popular fashion trend.  Japan is known for setting and redefining style when it comes to fashion and beauty.  Japanese men and women love taking their look and adding something extra for a more personal touch.  One example is through the use of color contact lenses. Known colloquially as「カラーコン」(color con), […]

Matcha Sakura Latte – in celebration of Vernal Equinox Day

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This Matcha Sakura Latte is the perfect way to celebrate Vernal Equinox Day!  Today is the first day of Spring and as the days get longer, the weather gets warmer and a dazzling rainbow of floral colors greets you at every turn.  There are many beautiful flowers that bloom during Springtime in Japan, such as plum […]