Fiber-Rich Dessert Recipe: Ichigo no kanten yose (Fruity Strawberry Jelly with Agar)

Ever since I learnt the importance of dietary fiber (watch my interview with Michael Lustgarten, PhD here), I’ve been trying to increase my daily intake of both soluble and insoluble fibers. It’s not easy, though; even root vegetables like burdock, often considered one of the richest sources for fibers, contain merely six grams per 100 […]

Nuts & Seeds Energy Bar with Grass-Fed Collagen

Tasty and nutrition-filled energy bars are everyone’s favourites! Upgrade your healthy snack with added grass-fed collagen for further health benefits. Most often, collagen is associated with skin benefits, but collagen’s health benefits go much deeper than just skin deep. It is very rich in amino acid glycine – a 100 grams of grass-fed beef collagen […]

Medicinal mushroom recipe: Sake no obunyaki kinoko to zakuro sosu (Baked salmon with creamy mushroom sauce and pomegranate)

The salmon, mushrooms and pomegranate are all superstars of healthy eating. The salmon is not only high in omega-3 fatty acids but also astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, and various vitamins such as vitamin A, D, and E. The pomegranate is rich in polyphenols and the richest source for ellagic acid shown to have antioxidant and […]

Longevity recipe: Buta no kakuni rafute fu (Okinawan-inspired braised pork)

One of the world’s seven Blue Zones, Okinawa fascinates longevity researchers, biohackers and alike who want to find the islanders’ secret recipe (pun intended) for longevity and health. It perhaps surprises many of us that traditionally, Okinawans consume a high amount of pork, especially fatty bits like pork belly and libs. The key to making […]

Healthy Japanese recipe: Gobou no suupu (Creamy Burdock Root Soup)

Burdock root is a much-underappreciated hero in the Japanese kitchen. Its earth-covered and long appearance may not strike as a superstar ingredient for a sophisticated dinner, but this gorgeous creamy soup will surely change your mind. In the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) the burdock seeds are used to treat various symptoms of infection and inflammation. […]


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