Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Taka Update February 17, 2015

 Taka Update February 17,  2015
Fish delivery and more
☆ I have very good tuna. Toro is low fat. I also have Blue fin Oh-toro.
☆ Uni is not available so far. We need to expect Japanese uni on Thursday.
 Walu, King salmon are coming today. But the flight might be late.
  Live scallop is available.  This is very small one.

Closed Info
No more closed business until Memorial Day. Just do it, just work hard for you. I will fly to Hawaii.

This is our 13 years anniversary.
February 19 is coming very soon. We opened Taka Sushi on that day in 2002. This is our 13 years anniversary. Please come and enjoy some of 13 cents drinks and foods on that day. Please make reservations.

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Walnuts found to improve brain performance
The key to a better memory, less brain fog and improved overall cognitive performance could be as simple as munching on a few tree nuts every day. Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) found that consuming less than a handful of walnuts daily, or about 13 grams, helped people of virtually all ages perform better on a series of six cognitive tests that looked at brain function.

The cross-sectional study, which drew from a large sampling of the U.S. population aged 20 years to 90 years, looked at a variety of cognitive factors including simple reaction time, symbol digit substitution, single digit learning, story recall and digit symbol substitution. Each of these performance evaluations was designed to collectively capture the participants' cognitive capacities.

Upon evaluation, it was determined that those who consumed just a few walnuts daily scored better on almost every metric. This was true in every age category, and the benefits were not confined to just one gender or ethnic category. Published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, the findings are among the first to show walnut benefits in humans as opposed to just animals.

"It isn't every day that research results in such simple advice -- eating a handful of walnuts daily as a snack, or as part of a meal, can help improve your cognitive health," stated lead author Dr. Lenore Arab in a press release.
Walnuts contain unique omega-3 components not found in many other nuts
Walnuts have long been considered for their cognitive benefits, as they are rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutritive components. But it is their rich content of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 with proven heart- and brain-health benefits -- ALA isn't found in substantial quantities in very many other nuts -- that researchers believe sets it apart.

Aging "baby-boomers" and those at risk of Alzheimer's and other debilitating brain conditions may benefit from regular walnut consumption, according to the findings, which were arrived at, at least in part, with funding from the California Walnut Commission. The overall brain benefits of walnuts appear to include a slowing of brain decline, which may help slow the aging process.

"It is exciting to see the strength of the evidence from this analysis across the U.S. population supporting the previous results of animal studies that have shown the neuroprotective benefit from eating walnuts," added Dr. Arab, according to CBS News. "And it's a realistic amount -- less than a handful per day (13 grams)."

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are about 36 million people in the world today who suffer from dementia -- and this number is expected to not just double by 2030 but triple by 2050. It is thus more critical than ever that individuals take precautionary steps now to avoid becoming part of these harrowing statistics.

"There are numerous active ingredients in walnuts that may contribute to protecting cognitive functions," explains CBS News. "They are high in antioxidants and a combination of vitamins and minerals. A significant amount of alpha-linolenic acid, a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid in walnuts, also benefits heart and brain health."




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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Taka Update Feb 04, 2015

 Taka Update February 04,  2015
Fish delivery and more
☆ I have very good tuna. Try our Tuna Trio, 3 tuna tasting.
☆ CA Uni is available. But this is not enough for the weekend. Japanese uni will come tomorrow. And this is also not enough.
 Walu, King salmon came yesterday from Hawaii.
  Live scallop is available.  But the storm will come to NE and will be short again.

Closed Info
No more closed business until Memorial Day. Just do it, just work hard for you. I will fly to Hawaii.

This is our 13 years anniversary.
February 19 is coming very soon. We opened Taka Sushi on that day in 2002. This is our 13 years anniversary. Please come and enjoy some of 13 cents drinks and foods on that day. Please make reservations.

Tuna Club at Yahoo group
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Beware of these 6 common household items that cause cancer
Most people probably live under the assumption that their place of dwelling is a safe haven from all the dangers that lurk "out there." But little do they know that many common household products contain deadly chemicals that are known to cause cancer, reproductive harm, birth defects and other health damage. Here's six of the most popular categories to avoid for the safety of you and your family:

1) Air fresheners. They're a staple in many American households, but conventional air fresheners are a hotbed of poisonous substances that could leave you and your loved ones infertile, brain-damaged or chronically ill. Tests conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that most air fresheners contain phthalates, which among other things interfere with male hormone production.

Most air fresheners are also loaded with other cancer-causing volatile organic compounds as well, which interfere with reproduction, respiration and cellular regeneration. A 2008 study conducted by Anne Steinemann at the University of Washington found that all air fresheners tested emitted chemicals known to be carcinogenic, meaning they cause cancer.

Instead of toxic commercial air fresheners, stick with all-natural essential oils, which can be applied to the skin or released into the air from a diffuser.

2) Candles. Similar to commercial air fresheners, many scented candles are also toxic. A study pioneered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that nearly half of all scented candles on the market contain lead wiring in their wicks, which is released into the air upon burning. This lead might make the wicks more stable, but it also leads to hormone disruption, behavioral disorders and various other health problems.

Many candles are also made of paraffin wax which, when burned, generates two highly toxic compounds, benzene and toluene, both of which are carcinogenic. Artificial fragrances and dyes are also present in many scented candles, which when burned end up in your lungs.

3) Art supplies. Cultural enrichment and creativity are both positive aspirations in life, but not when they involve many conventional art supplies. Many of the epoxy materials, glues, acrylic paints and solvents, drawing utensils and other supplies used to create art contain chemicals linked to allergies, organ damage and cancer.

The federal Labeling Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA) requires that all art supplies sold in the U.S. bear warnings if they cause any acute hazards. But manufacturers are not required to provide an ingredients list, which is why it is recommended that users of such supplies purchase only products that are certified by the Art and Creative Materials Institute (ACMI).

ACMI-certified products undergo rigorous evaluations by independent toxicologists to make sure that they are safe for everyone, including small children.

4) Shampoos and conditioners. Toxins in cosmetics is a huge issue today, with many conventional consumer products -- including some labeled as "natural" or "organic" -- containing ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate that generate cancer-causing byproducts when used. Other carcinogenic additives commonly used in hair care products include polyethylene glycol (PEG) and cocamide DEA.

Safe Cosmetics has put together a list of the safest and most eco-friendly shampoos on the market, which are free of most or all of the chemicals listed in its "Skin Deep" database, which you can access here:
SafeCosmetics.org.

5) Antiperspirant deodorants. Millions of people use them daily to cover up foul body odor and reduce armpit perspiration. But antiperspirant deodorants are a no-go if you want to avoid chemicals like aluminum chlorohydrate, which can absorb directly into the skin and promote the formation of breast cancer. Aluminum from antiperspirants is also believed to contribute to brain diseases like Alzheimer's.

Other toxic additives in antiperspirant deodorants include parabens, a class of artificial preservatives that mimics estrogen in the body and promotes the growth of cancer cells. Parabens are also linked to gastrointestinal damage, nausea and central nervous system depression.

6) Shower curtains. They might help prevent water from spraying all over the floor, but your average plastic shower curtain acts something like a radiator for toxic chemical release. Many shower curtains, it turns out, off-gas harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, that are known to damage the respiratory tract, central nervous system, liver and kidneys.

If your shower curtain has that unique "new shower curtain smell," it is likely releasing deadly chemicals -- potentially upwards of 108 different VOCs, in fact -- that are harming you and your children. For this reason, it is important to stick with only non-toxic, PVC-free shower curtains made without these harmful chemicals.



 


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Taka Update January 28, 2015

 Taka Update January 28,  2015
Fish delivery and more
☆ Tuna is just big eye tuna and no toro in it.
☆ CA Uni is not available. I think it will be fine this weekend.
 Walu, King salmon came yesterday from Hawaii.
  Live scallop is available. But it will be short tomorrow because of bad weather.
  I make Tuskiji fish Sashimi special now. Good for tasting Japanese fish.

Closed Info
No more closed business until Memorial Day. Just do it, just work hard for you. I will fly to Hawaii.

Tuna Club at Yahoo group
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Curcumin eradicates brain protein fragments to fight Alzheimer's disease
Curcumin means Turmeric. Turmeric means curry. Curry means our Japanese curry rice.
 Alzheimer is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 5 million Americans.
 Women are particularly at risk for the disease, making up two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases. Women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease during the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer, according to data provided by the Alzheimer's Association.
 Also at issue is the health of the primary caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and dementia. The emotional stress of caring for someone with the disease has been rated as "high" or "very high," with one-third of caregivers reporting symptoms of depression.
 In just a decade, deaths related to Alzheimer's have increased by 68 percent! "Alzheimer's disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed," the Alzheimer's Association reported.

 However, recent scientific breakthroughs involving turmeric, a popular, ancient Indian spice, offers new hope for those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
 Curcumin, one of turmeric's most beneficial compounds, has been proven to fight pain and inflammation, as well as help stimulate stem cell growth, a remarkable breakthrough for Alzheimer’s and dementia research.

Researchers now believe that turmeric could be key in helping repair brain damage in humans.
"Curcumin has demonstrated ability to enter the brain, bind and destroy the beta-amyloid plaques present in Alzheimer's with reduced toxicity," said Wellington Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and senior author of the study.
 Accumulation and aggregation of protein fragments, known as beta-amyloid, drives the irreversible loss of neurons in Alzheimer's disease.

Developing small molecules to reduce this accumulation or promote its demolition is crucial, but the ability of these small molecules to cross the blood-brain barrier has been a restricting factor for drug delivery into the brain.

 


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Taka Update January 21, 2015

 Taka Update January 21,  2015
Fish delivery and more
☆ Tuna is Ok. I have big eye tuna and this is good one.
☆ CA Uni is not available. I might  have Japanese one tomorrow.
 Walu, King salmon came yesterday from Hawaii.
  Live scallop is available. It is good supply so far.
  Many Japanese fishes are coming tomorrow.

Closed Info
No more closed business until Memorial Day. Just do it, just work hard for you.

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Yogurt cuts risk of type 2 diabetes
Published in the journal Diabetologia, the study showed that eating yogurt in place of a portion of other snacks such as crisps also reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study found that higher consumption of yogurt, compared with no consumption, can reduce the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes by 28%, and that higher consumption of low-fat fermented dairy products – including all yogurt varieties and some low-fat cheeses – also reduced the relative risk of diabetes by 24% overall. According to lead researcher Dr Nita Forouhi, from the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge: “This research highlights that specific foods may have an important role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and are relevant for public health messages.” The research was based on the large EPIC-Norfolk study, which includes more than 25,000 men and women living in Norfolk, UK. It compared a detailed daily record of all the food and drink consumed over a week at the time of study entry among 753 people who developed new-onset type 2 diabetes over 11 years of follow-up with 3,502 randomly selected study participants. This allowed the researchers to examine the risk of diabetes in relation to the consumption of total dairy products as well as individual dairy products. Total dairy, total high-fat dairy or total low-fat dairy consumption was not associated with new-onset diabetes once important factors like healthier lifestyles, education, obesity levels, other eating habits and total calorie intake were taken into account. Total milk and cheese intakes were also not associated with diabetes risk. However, those with the highest consumption of low-fat fermented dairy products (such as yoghurt, fromage frais and low-fat cottage cheese) were 24% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes over the 11 years, compared with non-consumers. Previous studies on the link between dairy product consumption (high fat or low fat) and diabetes have proved inconclusive, prompting this more detailed assessment of diary product consumption. Type 2 diabetes is common and its incidence is increasing. In 2013, there were 382 million people worldwide with diabetes and by 2035 that number will increase to 592 million, according to the International Diabetes Federation. While this type of study cannot prove that eating dairy products causes the reduced diabetes risk, dairy products do contain beneficial constituents such as vitamin D, calcium and magnesium. In addition, fermented dairy products may exert beneficial effects against diabetes through probiotic bacteria and a special form of vitamin K (part of the menaquinone family) associated with fermentation. “At a time when we have a lot of other evidence that consuming high amounts of certain foods, such as added sugars and sugary drinks, is bad for our health, it is very reassuring to have messages about other foods like yogurt and low-fat fermented dairy products, that could be good for our health,” said Dr Forouhi.
I love yogurt, especially Greek God brand. I eat it with fresh blue berries. TAKA

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Dish, Aji Salad with Spicy Miso sauce



I normally make Aji with mustard ginger dressing. And that was a smash hit in 2014.
I do it with Korean miso and something.  This is 2015.
It is hard to make new dish but try always.

Aji is Japanese Jack fish, Japanese horse mackerel.

Taka Update January 07, 2015


Taka Update January 07,  2015

Fish delivery and more

☆ Tuna is Ok. I will get big eye tuna tomorrow but low fat one. Toro is Blue fin.

☆ CA Uni is available. I will have Japanese one tomorrow.

 Walu, King salmon came yesterday from Hawaii.

  Live scallop is available. It is good supply so far.

Not much Japanese fish because of New year holiday. It will be back normal next week.

 Closed Info

No more closed business until Memorial Day. Just do it, just work hard for you.

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Skip breakfast? Just eat banana

Bananas are highly nutritious, and a large number of studies confirm their many health benefits. This article takes a closer look at the research into these much-loved fruits.

Like most fruits, bananas are rich in dietary fiber and can help sweep the colon of accumulated waste. However, a study published in Anaerobe in December 2011 also found that bananas can improve digestive function. The results showed that women who consumed two medium-sized bananas per day demonstrated reduced bloating and greater amounts of beneficial Bifidobacterium gut bacteria, than the control groups.

There's a good reason why so many people feel happier after eating a banana or two: One medium-sized banana contains an impressive 22 percent of our recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin B6, a water-soluble nutrient that helps the mood-regulating hormone serotonin cross our blood-brain barriers.

Moreover, bananas contain small amounts of the amino acid tryptophan, which possesses proven sedative and mood-boosting properties. For example, a review featured in the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience discovered that tryptophan "significantly decreased quarrelsome behaviours and increased agreeable behaviours and perceptions of agreeableness. A study published in Psychopharmacology also found that tryptophan can help treat insomnia.

A small but growing body of research suggests that eating more bananas can reduce our blood sugar and cholesterol levels. A study published in the April 2014 edition of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, for instance, found that banana extracts could suppress the carbohydrate absorption rate of diabetic rats, thus providing anti-diabetic effects. The banana's cholesterol-lowering effects, on the other hand, were revealed in a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, which proved that the flavonoids in bananas could reduce cholesterol, fatty acids and triglycerides. These results suggest that eating more bananas can considerably benefit our cardiovascular health and reduce our risk of heart disease.

Compared to other fruits, bananas contain moderate amounts of most essential nutrients. Aside from the aforementioned vitamin B6, one medium-sized banana supplies our bodies with approximately 17 percent of our RDI of vitamin C, 16 percent of our RDI of manganese, 12 percent of our RDI of potassium and between 1 and 8 percent of our RDI of most other vitamins and minerals, including the all-important magnesium.
It is just a piece of banana but this is banana. I like eat it straight or make smoothie, acai bowl.


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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Taka Update December 02, 2014

 Taka Update December 02,  2014
Fish delivery and more
☆ Tuna is Ok. I will get big eye tuna tomorrow but low fat one.
☆ Uni is available. I have many but not many customers now. Funny?
 Hawaiian fish is coming today with NZ King salmon.
  Live scallop is available. I might get sea cucumber on Thursday.

Closed Info
We will be closed January 1-3. I will get my family from Japan and want to spend time with her.

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NFL to Farmers
When a well paid NFL football lineman quits the game to raise food for the needy, that's an unusually interesting story. After St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown decided to leave the game for good, his agent told him that he was making the biggest mistake of his life. Jason adamantly replied, "No I'm not. No I'm not.

Jason Brown had decided that he wanted to do something more worthwhile and worthy of the covenant that he and his wife, both devout Christians involved with the Wisdom for Life Ministry, had made with God.

Jason says the message he had received to walk away from the NFL included moving back to his home state of North Carolina and starting a farm, even though he knew nothing about farming. And his "covenant with God" was to use the farm for raising food for the needy.


http://www.wisdomforlife.org/first-fruits-farm.html
you can see Jason Brown’s home page. I like it.


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