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Top 5 Vegan Protein Powders in Japan

top 5 vegan protein powders
Any vegan can attest that there are certainly challenges that come with their dietary choices, and while confirming the contents of food becomes second nature, sometimes it is more difficult to find the vegan option you are looking for, especially if you live in Japan. Protein powders are a clear example of this difficulty. Whether [...]

Occupational Physician in Japan – All you need to know

Occupational Medicine In Japan – Does your work place have an Occupational Physician (産業医)?
Occupational physician In Japan might not be a term you are familiar with. Whether you just moved to Japan or have been living here for years, if you are an active member of the workforce the question of workplace medicine and health is sure to have crossed your mind at some point. Having said this, [...]

Top 15 places to experience a matcha tea ceremony in Japan!

Top 15 places to experience a matcha tea ceremony in Japan! Kyoto, Tokyo and more!
The top 15 places to experience a matcha tea ceremony in Japan can be hard to find. With many adulterated ceremony's catered to tourists. In today’s HealthyTOKYO article we will be taking a look at 15 places around Japan where you can enjoy the most traditional matcha tea ceremony for yourself. The Japanese tea ceremony, [...]

Matcha vs Green Tea – What’s the difference?

Matcha vs Green Tea - What's the difference? Chinese vs Japanese matcha powder comparison
Matcha vs Green Tea – the terms and flavors of these two teas have infiltrated all sorts of food products over and above the teacup. It can be a commonly held perception these two teas are one in the same. Put simply, they are not. While both matcha and green tea come from the same [...]

Benefits of Apple cider vinegar in Japan

Benefits of Apple cider vinegar in Japan
Apple cider vinegar in Japan may be something you come across whilst looking around on the Internet in search of home remedy health tips. While the word “vinegar” may be off-putting due to its association with a sour taste or its strong smell, many blog posts and health gurus heap praises on drinking this apparent [...]

Froozer – 100% all natural whole fruit frozen bar now available in Japan

Froozer - 100% all natural whole fruit frozen bar now available in Japan
Meet Froozer. Six flavors of blended frozen fruit bars you can enjoy guilt-free. Made with 100% whole fruit, freshly harvested and picked at its peak of ripeness. Froozer is never heated, thus maintaining all of the nutrients of fresh fruit. This unique natural frozen fruit bar is making its way from Oregon to Tokyo via HealthyTOKYO, [...]

Chinese vs Japanese Matcha Powder

Chinese vs Japanese matcha powder
Aaahhh, the peace and tranquility that comes from drinking Japanese matcha powder.  The earthy and creamy goodness is surpassed only by the copious benefits to our health. Matcha is matcha, right?  So not true!  Knowing where your matcha came from is one of the single most important aspects of matcha drinking.  The market is full [...]

Cultural significance of the matcha tea ceremony

healthytokyo organic matcha tea bowl green tea
“Sado”, “Chanoyu”, or simply “Ocha”, are all names for the highly choreographed and ritualized Japanese matcha tea ceremony. The ceremony itself focuses on the preparation and serving of tea made from pure powdered green tea leaves called “matcha”, but there is much more to the ceremony than just drinking this antioxidant rich elixir. Tradition, aesthetics, [...]