Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pictures of Tuna

I think this tuna is wonderful. And i cansay the best of November and October.
The quality is very good. The meat is very firm. If we wait a couple more days, the taste gets more better.
I bought 53 lbs, I ordered 1/4 stomach side.It was really heavy when I carried to the cutting board.

Taka Update November 27, 2012

 Taka Update November  27, 2012

Fish delivery and more

I just received very good tuna. It was big eye tuna and 53 lbs for ¼. So, I can say the total weight would be 250 lbs. It is very good quality and I can say the best tuna in 6 months. I will show you the picture late night on my blog. I know you don’t have time and much budget for Christmas shopping but this tuna is worth to eat. All other fish are same as usual. I have uni and no problem.

 Closing Information
We will be closed from December 23rd to 25th. I am not going to anywhere this time.

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Cholesterol Levels: Study
Boosting vitamin D with supplements may not improve blood cholesterol levels among people who have low vitamin D levels, a new study suggests.
In the small new study of people who were deficient in vitamin D, those who received 50,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D3 for eight weeks did not show any improvements in their cholesterol profile when compared to their counterparts who received a placebo.
Those who took vitamin D showed a decrease in levels of parathyroid hormone and increases in calcium levels. These changes corresponded with an increase in low-density lipoprotein or "bad" cholesterol levels, the study showed.
"Correcting a vitamin D deficiency with oral vitamin D supplements does not improve cholesterol levels in the short term," said study author Dr. Manish Ponda, assistant professor of clinical investigation in the laboratory of biochemical genetics and metabolism at Rockefeller University in New York City. "This is not the definitive answer on vitamin D and cholesterol, though it is an important step toward determining how they are related." Participants' vitamin D levels roughly tripled as a result of taking these mega-doses.
The study findings appear Sept. 4 in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because humans make it in response to the sun's rays. In recent years, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease, certain cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes, among other conditions. Vitamin D is added to milk and other foods, and is found in fatty fish, beef, liver, cheese and egg yolks, but supplements are often needed. The Institute of Medicine recently raised the recommended daily intake to 600 IU for people aged 1 to 70 and 800 IU for adults older than 70. Other groups set the bar even higher.
The new findings "pose a strong challenge to a causal role for vitamin D deficiency in high cholesterol levels," Ponda said. Still, he said, it could be that vitamin D from other sources, namely ultraviolet light, may have beneficial effects on blood cholesterol levels.
"It is possible that oral vitamin D, compared to vitamin D made in the skin in response to sunlight or ultraviolet light, would affect cholesterol levels in different ways," he said. Ponda and colleagues are conducting a study comparing the effect of oral vitamin D to ultraviolet light exposure on cholesterol levels to see if the source makes any difference.
Dr. Michael Holick, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine, said the findings should not be interpreted to say vitamin D is not beneficial for heart health.
"We knew that the supplements did not affect cholesterol levels," he said. "Vitamin D's effect on reducing risk of cardiovascular disease is much more fundamental. There is a lot of data related to vitamin D and cardiovascular health, but this relationship is not necessarily mediated through cholesterol."

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Monday, November 26, 2012

I am losing weight very naturally.

I started this diet after Thanksgiving Day. My weight was 176 lbs. on Friday morning.
I ate this picture's food for breakfast. I ate soba and some salad for lunch. I ate salad again for dinner.
Then my weight was 172.6 lbs on Saturday morning.
I ate same way on Saturday. I just added power bar and a piece of bread for lunch because I played golf. Dinner was same as Friday night.
My weight was 171 lbs Sunday morning. I ate same way until lunch. But I went out with friends.
We went Italian. I ate 2 pieces of pizza, asparagus, grilled oyster, some pasta, and a glass of beer only.
I take a green tea after I got home.
My weight was 170 lbs this morning. I think I will see 169 lbs tomorrow.
The last time I saw 169 was almost 6 months ago. I will continue this diet until I see 165 lbs.
It will come in 2 weeks.
Anyway, I cut oil, sugar and fat and carb.

I eat this kind of salad. There are Romaine lettuce, tomato and broccoli in it. I made a special dressing with no oil. I squeezed fresh grapefruit for it.

Is it tired to eat? Is it boring?  Yes, sometimes. But I need to correct my weight to right size.
I will eat meat after success of diet.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Eat to Live

One of customers gave me this book. It was in September. And I had no chance read this book but I made it.
I brought this book to Hawaii.  I thought this was diet book, yes it was but there were so many interesting data here.

I really felt bad after I read this book. We've been eating so much animal protein.
And we can take same protein from plant like broccoli.
This doctor really about eating raw vegetables, fruits, less eating meat.

Thank you so much for giving me this book and I try to lose weight from tomorrow.
I have to drink tonight because my friend's family is here from Japan.
I do it from tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving Day.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tonsoku, Pork Feet

I have no idea how many Americans eat this kind of dish. You don't want to see pork feet, especially around nail.
But upper part is really tasty. And you can get natural collagen, Botox.
I cook pork feet with pressure cooker and grill it.
And add negi-miso, scallion miso sauce. This is really good.
So far I sold for a African American, Indians and Japanese. They loved it.
This dish is not on the menu, special dish for this week.

Taka Update November 14th, 2012

 Taka Update November  14, 2012

Fish delivery and more
Fish supply is already Holiday mode. Please don’t expect for tuna. I just received small big eye tuna with no toro. No idea for this weekend but sounds like very negative.
Everybody goes home for Thanksgiving Day and eat turkey. Tuna is out of field.
But Japanese fish is coming tomorrow. We don’t have Thanksgiving in Japan, as you know.

 Closing Information
We will be closed from November 18 to 22. Our business is back on 23rd dinner operation. We opened Black Friday lunch last year and very bad. So, I decided to close lunch on that day. I will go to Hawaii for my friend’s wedding ceremony. I only stay in Hawaii 72 hours.
And we will be closed from December 23rd to 25th. I will stay in town and renovate sushi bar. I will enjoy this carpenter works.

Factors Affecting Life Expectancy for Older Adults Studied
Even for adults aged 75 years and older, keeping up a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and not smoking, is associated with increased life expectancy, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in BMJ.
Debora Rizzuto, from the Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, and colleagues examined the modifiable factors that are associated with longevity in a population-based cohort study involving 1,810 adults aged 75 or older. Participants were followed up for 18 years.
The researchers found that 91.8 percent of participants died during follow-up and that half the participants lived longer than 90 years. Compared with non-smokers, half of the current smokers died 1.0 year earlier. Physical activity was the leisure activity that correlated most strongly with survival. For participants who regularly walked, swam, or did gymnastics, the median age at death was 2.0 years greater than those who did not engage in physical activity. Individuals with a low-risk profile (healthy lifestyle behavior, participation in at least one leisure activity, rich or moderate social network) had a 5.4-year longer median survival than those with a high-risk profile. Even for the oldest old (aged 85 years or older), a low-risk profile was linked with a four-year higher median age of death than a high-risk profile.
"The associations between leisure activity, not smoking, and increased survival still existed in those aged 75 years or more," the authors write. "Our results suggest that encouraging favorable lifestyle behaviors even at advanced ages may enhance life expectancy, probably by reducing morbidity."

Taka sushiandpassion www.sushiandpassion.blogspot.com

375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Monday, November 12, 2012

Motsu Nikomi, the season is coming.

I really want you you eat this kind of food. Motsu nikomi is traditional Kyushu area food. Kyushu is located in south near by Korean Peninsula.
Beef tripe, pork leg and other intestant with vegetables are in it.
Broth is coming from meat and vegetables and I add soy sauce and miso.
It takes time to meat get soft. So I can say Motsu nikomi is Japanese slow cooked dish.

If you have a chance to NYC, go to Hakata Tonton. This restaurant is the only place to sell motsu nikomi in Eastcoast.
This is Grilled Pork Tonsoku, is unforgivingly porky with a rich, gelatinous texture. Charring gives it a crisp, blistered surface great for smearing with yuzu-kosho.
61 Grove St.,New York, NY1001440
Yes, Hakata Tonton's menu is all about pigs' feet — and if that doesn't scare you off, you'll be richly rewarded. This cozy West Village space would feel welcoming even without the extraordinary attentiveness of the staff, who greet you warmly at arrival and offer a quirky parting gift of Pez as you leave. In between, there's a wealth of Japanese soul food to be had, virtually all of which incorporate trotters in some way. Sauteed gyoza arrive sizzling on the platter, tuna sashimi salad is entree-size and peppered with savory bits of fried garlic. (Want even more allium? Try the fragrant but not overpowering garlic rice.) The pigs' feet themselves, tonsoku, come in a variety of preparations, all of which celebrate the gelatinous, bony cut, and are recommended to be eaten with the hands, as is Japanese custom. The showpiece of the menu is the Hakata Tonton hot pot, a meal in itself on this small-plates menu. It arrives at the table a good ten minutes before cooking is complete; watch it boil down into a delightful, salty, porky, bubbling mass, and then dive in. A perfect evening: you, a friend, that hot pot, and two Sapporos. And a Pez to go, of course.

Sushi and sashimi, Udon soba are not only Japanese food.
I made gyoza and Okonomiyaki at my customer's house last night. They joined to make with me. It's fun to know Japanese food.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Taka Update November 08, 2012

 Taka Update November 08, 2012

Fish delivery and more
Hurricane Sandy made some errors in fish industry. We could not get some fish from northeast last 7 days.
Flounder is one of them. It will come today but not much. Live scallop and clam are fine but not sure for this weekend.
I have good tuna for this weekend. It was 300 lbs. and just bought 40 lbs. Uni is very good, California is always sunny recently.

 Closing Information
We will be closed from November 18 to 22. Our business is back on 23rd dinner operation. We opened Black Friday lunch last year and very bad. So, I decided to close lunch on that day.
I will go to Hawaii for my friend’s wedding ceremony. I only stay in Hawaii 72 hours.

Weight Control and Golf
Winter season is not easy to lose weight. I had 174 lbs. on Monday and lost 2 lbs. My weight was 172 lbs. this morning.
I bought a bike, Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse at Amazon .com.
I can use this during watching CNBC in the morning or Food Network at midnight. We will see how this bike works.

Probiotic twice a day zaps 'bad' cholesterol, could prevent heart disease
For decades, natural health and nutrition advocates have advised paying attention to our internal environment for optimum health - specifically, to make sure the "good" bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract was plentiful by eating yogurt and other fermented foods and/or taking probiotic supplements. Once considered fringe, "health nut" advice, scientists have recently documented multiple ways probiotics can benefit health. Now, at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012 currently underway in Los Angeles, researchers have announced taking a probiotic supplement might help prevent heart disease.

According to Mitchell L. Jones, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and a research assistant in the faculty of medicine at McGill University in Montreal, taking twice daily doses of a probiotic lowered key cholesterol-bearing molecules in the blood, caused "bad" cholesterol level (the kind that clogs arteries) to plunge and made the total cholesterol count healthier.

This is a particularly important study for mainstream medicine to be aware of because of two reasons. First, it involved a double blind study in humans. And second, it shows that a natural substance can do something Big Pharma's side effect-ridden statins can't do -- lower "bad" cholesterol without potential harm.

In earlier studies, a strain of live probiotic microorganisms (Lactobacillus reuteri) had shown promise in lowering blood levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol. For the new study, the investigators looked to see if the same probiotic could lower LDL and reduce molecules of cholesterol attached to fatty acids known as cholesterol esters. A combination of elevated cholesterol esters plus high LDL has been tied to dangerous plaque buildup in the arteries, resulting in a heightened risk of heart disease.

The study involved 127 adult research subjects who all had high cholesterol. About half the patients took the probiotic two times a day, while the rest were given placebo capsules. After just nine weeks, those taking the probiotic had LDL levels 11.6 percent lower than those on placebos. In addition, cholesterol esters were reduced by 6.3 percent and cholesterol ester saturated fatty acids fell by almost nine percent, compared with the placebo group.

The people taking the probiotic had no side effects and, as the researchers noted, the probiotic strain L. reuteri has a long history of safe use.

As Natural News previously reported, other breakthrough research published in the journal Nature strongly indicates an imbalance of "good" versus "bad" bacteria in the intestinal tract appears to trigger Type II diabetes --and probiotics may help prevent or treat that condition, too. In addition, scientists have also discovered that probiotics can increase the body's immune response to the flu virus and may be an effective treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.

This is from natural health news. 

Taka sushiandpassion www.sushiandpassion.blogspot.com

375 Pharr Rd. Atlanta GA 30305 Reservation 404-869-2802

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A huge tuna just came.

I normally buy 1/4 stomach side and show pictures. But I could not buy 1/4 because this tuna was huge.
1/4 was almost 60 lbs. It takes more than a week to sell off. So, I just ordered 40 lbs. They sent me stomach side and head part, was very nice.
Toro was not like last week. I can say Chu-toro, medium. This is a nature job and cannot complaint.

Stock market was dropping because Obama won the race. But people need to eat sushi and sashimi. People need to be healthy.
Please come to eat. Thank you.
You can get better services when business is slow.