Taka’s Update January 12th 2009
This week Fish
Mirugai, Giant clam price is very high. It is because of short supply. They have a problem with red tide. "Red tide" is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom, an event in which estuarine, marine, or fresh water algae accumulate rapidly in the water column. These algae, more specifically phytoplankton are single-celled protests, plant-like organisms that can form dense, visible patches near the water's surface. Certain species of phytoplankton contain photosynthetic pigments that vary in color from green to brown to red. When the algae are present in high concentrations, the water appears to be discolored or murky, varying in color from purple to almost pink, normally being red or green. Not all algal blooms are dense enough to cause water discoloration, and not all discolored waters associated with algal blooms are red. Additionally, red tides are not typically associated with tidal movement of water, hence the preference among scientists to use the term algal bloom.
Tuna? I got one of the best last week. We will see it. It still hard to get.
A: We like whale.
Did you read Sunday AJC? It was a big article about whale. The title was “ Despite protests, Japan keeps hunting whales” Yes, we eat them. It was very important meat after WW2. We almost could not eat beef because of high price. Whale was very cheap and could buy, maybe. I ate at school lunch once a week. The texture was hard but no choice at that time. Then it was gone from the market suddenly because of protests. We eat everything. One of the best is whale bacon. I know a restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo. The name is Kujiraya, whale restaurant. We sometimes see canned whale. But I don’t know they see it now. If you have a chance to go to Japan, please try it.
B: Do you skip breakfast?
This is from Japan. The data is from 2007 research. 30% of Thirties men don’t take breakfast. This number is 10ponits higher than 10 year’s ago. It also shows people who don’t take breakfast eat less vegetables.
Buy the way, another data is available. This is from Minnesota. People who take breakfast BMI is lower than other people and less overweight.
People take breakfast everyday ~ average BMI is 21.7
People take breakfast sometimes ~ average BMI is 22.5
People take breakfast not at all ~ average BMI is 23.4
Young people who take breakfast eat more carb and fiber and less fat food. Also they exercise more.
May teenagers think skipping breakfast is good for diet. And 33% of boys and 57% of girls try unhealthy diet.
We cannot say like no eating mean weight loss. Eating breakfast daily and it is prevention of overeating at dinner. If we don’t eat breakfast, we tend to eat more at night and gain weight.
I know many people say, “ I don’t have time to eat.” I say, eat banana and apple every morning for your health. You might say, ”I hate vegetables and fruits.” I say, you have to give up your healthy life.
I gained weight because of a party last night. My weight was 166 on last Monday and was 165 for a while and went to up to 167 because of last night meal.
I do my way of loss weight exercise but I eat breakfast.
I always have banana, apple, orange and grapefruits at home.
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