Thursday, October 31, 2013

Simply Buckhead, November- December

This is great photo. We used to work with Pano and became owners. Thanks, Pano.

Hawaiian Fish Nigiri Sushi october 30-November 02

I buy Hawaiian Fish every week now.
I have Ono (Wahoo), Hebi, Opa and Walu this week.
Some fish are good with fresh grated ginger and scallion.
Need diet?
These Hawaiian fish is lean and low calorie.
I ate this dish for my dinner last night.

A fact of Ono Nutrition
It is low calorie protein. It contains Niacin ( Vitamin B3), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium.
It also has 375mg of Omega 3( DHA and EPA) in 4 ounces of Ono.
Sounds Good? We need to eat these healthy fish.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This tuna is available all this week.

Sushi Day is coming and need to prepare good fish.
How about this tuna?
Not bad at all. I bought yesterday. It was about 50 lbs for 1/4 stomach side.

Taka Update October 30, 2013

 Taka Update October 30, 2013

Fish delivery and more

2 months more and 2014 is coming? It is too early to pass the days. Time is really goes by.  But tuna supply is great. I received good big eye tuna again yesterday. It was 49 lb stomach side. I sold one Maguro Kama last night.

Japanese fish has same problem like last week. We did not get enough fish yesterday because of tyhoon effect. Some are coming on Thursday.

Movie shootings in Atlanta bring many celebs. Samuel Jackson and Jessica Alba might come to Taka. They are here. We had some movie industry people from CA and they told me.

Hawaiian fish is coming today. I get Walu, Hebi, Ono and Opa this week. People are getting understood about Hawaiian fish. Clean water can grow healthy lean fish and is good for our body.


Sushiandpassion Book Update

I am still waiting final. Nothing changed from last week. I can say it is December- January. You can do pre-order at Amazon com. My suggested retail price is $29.95 but Amazon price is only $21. And if you are the prime member, there is no shipping cost, maybe.


Breast-feeding may help children climb social ladder

Breast-feeding a child may give him or her a leg up towards the top of the social ladder.

A new study published in BMJ journal Archives of Disease in Childhood on June 24 revealed that children who were breast-fed moved higher up in social class than their counterparts.

"Breast-feeding has lifelong benefits," study author Amanda Sacker, a researcher at the University College London, said to HealthDay. "Breast-feeding not only gives children a good start in life, but also boosts chances of a healthy and successful adulthood. For most women, breast-feeding offers them a simple way to improve their child's life chances."

 The World Health Organization says babies should be exclusively breast-fed for the first six months of life, and then receive a combination of food and mother's milk through 2 years of age. If 90 percent of families breast-fed for the recommended 6-month period, almost 1,000 infant deaths would be prevented and $13 billion in annual medical costs would be saved.

In reality, the rate is much lower. In the U.S., about 45 percent of mothers were breast-feeding at six months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also noted that 40 percent of parents gave their infants solid food before they were 4 months old.

Breast-feeding is especially important according to experts because it provides protections for newborns and infants, including transferring antibodies, cells and hormones that could protect a child from illness. Children who are breast-fed have lower rates of ear infections, diarrhea, respiratory infections, asthma, Type 2 diabetes and necrotizing entercolitis (which attacks the gastrointestinal tract in premature infants) than formula-fed children.

Giving the child breast milk also has benefits for the mother. It helps them save money on formula and bond with their child. Healthwise, it can lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and postpartum depression, which affects 10 to 15 percent of all mothers within one year of giving birth.


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rice Vinegar

I use this sushi seasoning for sushi rice, Actually  I add red rice vinegar with it.

If I make sushi seasoning by myself with rice vinegar, I make like this.
4 cups of rice vinegar
1.25 cups of sugar
0.25 cups of sea salt

After I read about the label of seasoning. I need to go back to my classic way.

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—also called glucose/fructose in Canada.  Isoglucose or Glucose-Fructose syrup and high-fructose maize syrup in other countries—comprises any of a group of corn syrups that has undergone enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired sweetness.

And MSG in it. I never read this label before.

Sushi need to be healthy but our distributors make non-healthy sushi vinegar.
I need to change this ASAP.
I think you agree with me.

We need to be healthy and need to eat good and safe foods.

Which one do you take?

This is Black Cod from CA. And this is fresh one but farm raised.
We normally carry frozen Black Cod from EU. Ann it is frozen but wild caught.
Fresh fish is better than frozen one.
But wild caught is better than farm raised.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Something new at TAKA

Sujiko Don, fresh salmon roe with sushi rice.
We normally sell Ikura, salmon roe but it is frozen one.
And Sujiko is fresh one comes from Japan.
It is very limited period around October- November.

Sawara, Spanish mackerel from Japan.
I just make simple sashimi with fresh grated ginger and scallion.
This fish is also limited.
Sawara is available all season. But October- November sawara is the best because of fat percentage in the body.
This is from yamagata area, Japan Sea in Japan.

King Salmon with Edamame dip
I think you can make this at your home.
I will eat this edamame dip with Ritz cracker later.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Shio Ramen

I made Shio Ramen.
Shio means salt.
I use Japanese sea salt.
And I use same broth as other ramen.
It means chicken neck and pork legs.

I think I am the only person make Shio Ramen.
Shio Ramen is very light and has favor.
Try it.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Taka Update October 23, 2013

Taka Update October 23, 2013

Fish delivery and more

I have one of the Best tuna in 2013. It is big eye and stomach side as usual. This toro is amazing. Uni is also available. It is in season.

Many Tyhoon ( Japanese hurricane ) come to Japan and Japanese fish delivery is not easy. I am dealing with Hawaiian fish. It sells well and on regular menu now.

I really worry about future of Japanese fish because of Fukushima Daiichi issue.  Contaminated water eventually needs to dump to the ocean.  The ocean around Hawaii is still clean and beautiful. It means Hawaiian fish is safe to eat for a while.


Sushi Day is coming soon!

It is our tradition. Sushi Day is November 1st.  And thank you God, It’s Friday. We have a special offer for you. You can get 30% coupon that can be used for your next dining. Macy’s has One Day Sale many times a year but Taka only does it once a year. Please make your table asap.


Sushiandpassion Book Update

I am still waiting final. I t might come today. I can say it is December. You can do pre-order at Amazon com. My suggested retail price is $29.95 but Amazon price is only $21. And if you are the prime member, there is no shipping cost, maybe.


Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health

Brisk walking is as good as running for reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes risk -- three key players in the development of heart disease, a new study finds.

It's a matter of how far you walk or run, not how long, said Paul Williams, a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif.

"Both of these activities reduce risk factors, and if you expend the same amount of energy you get the same benefit," Williams said. The key was the more people walked or ran each week, the more their health improved, he said.

The findings suggest "there is now some choice in the exercise you want to do," he said. Some people find running more convenient, others prefer walking, especially people just starting to exercise, he noted.

The advantage of running is you can cover twice as much ground in the same amount of time as you would walking, Williams pointed out.

Williams is referring to brisk walking, however. "Walking for exercise. It's not a mosey kind of thing, but actually walking for exercise," he explained.

For the study, published online April 4 in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Williams and Dr. Paul Thompson, a cardiologist at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, collected data from the National Runners' Health Study and the National Walkers' Health Study. More than 33,000 runners and nearly 16,000 walkers were involved.

The runners and walkers were 18 to 80 years old, but mostly in their 40s and 50s, the study authors noted.

Over six years, both running and walking led to similar reductions in risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, and perhaps even heart disease, the researchers found.

Specifically, Williams and Thompson found:

Running reduced the risk of high blood pressure 4.2 percent and walking reduced the risk 7.2 percent.

Running reduced the risk for high cholesterol 4.3 percent and walking lowered the risk 7 percent.

Running lowered the risk for diabetes 12.1 percent and walking reduced the risk 12.3 percent.

Running decreased the risk of heart disease 4.5 percent and walking reduced the risk 9.3 percent.

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a spokesman for the American Heart Association and professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said engaging in regular physical activity is well-established to maintain cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, stroke, and premature death.

The American Heart Association and other organizations highly recommend regular physical activity for the primary and secondary prevention of heart disease and stroke, he added.

"These findings suggest similar benefit for similar energy expenditures with exercise regardless of intensity," Fonarow said. "However, for those who are capable of engaging in more vigorous exercise, this may be the more time-efficient strategy."

Other research using data from the walkers' and runners' studies found that for weight loss, running beats walking.

For more information on regular exercise, visit the American Heart Association.


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This is one of the best tuna in 2013

Holly Cow, Holly Tuna?

 I am very happy with this one.

Look at this thick toro.

Toro Nigiri, Melt in your mouth.

This is for Negitoro. Excellent!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Brussels Sprouts Cooking

We see many places cooking Brussels Sprouts. Costco sells it.

 I think they normally grill or braise.

This is my way.
Pan fried Brussels sprouts and Asparagus.
Just use olive oil and red pepper, garlic, pepper and salt.
Drop soy sauce for essence and can use some dried herbs.

This is Japanese, Hijiki salad
I just added Brussels sprouts.
I use Hijiki, lotus root, gobo and French bean.

Nutrition Fact
Brussels sprouts are small leafy green buds resemble like miniature cabbages in appearance. The buds are exceptionally rich in protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which work wonders to get rid of many health troubles. In fact, a renewed interest is growing about health benefits these sprouts have to offer.

Brussels sprouts are one of the low-glycemic nutritious vegetables that should be considered in weight reduction programs. 100 g brussels sprouts provide just 45 calories, nonetheless, contain 3.38 g of protein, 3.80 g of dietary fiber (10% of RDA) and zero cholesterol.

Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C; 100 g sprouts provide about 85 mg or 142% of RDA. Together with other antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin A and E, it helps protect the body by trapping harmful free radicals.

Brussels Sprouts are the good source of another anti-oxidant vitamin A, provides about 754 IU per 100g. Vitamin A is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for acuity of vision. Foods rich in this vitamin have been found to offer protection against lung and oral cavity cancers.

Excellent vegetable!

I saw this.

Deformed fish is served at Sushi bar
Mr. Homma [Twitter], a Japanese fisher in South Chiba talked on a Ustream radio on 6/2/2012.
He has been fishing offshore of Chiba cape and Tokyo Bay for 4 years and a half.
He talked, he fished deformed fish at least twice a week.
Especially, deformation of fish living in or on seabed can be observed frequently, such as flatfish.
Deformed Japanese sea bass and Japanese amberjack, which are on the top of the food chain can be seen often too.
The common features are loss of caudal fin and spinal cord is twisted. The video below was taken by Mr. Homma.[Original]

He also states, those deformed fish are highly contaminated. He measured near 700 Bq/Kg from bass last Monday.
Other kinds of fish as much scad are less contaminated but not zero Bq/Kg.
When fish is distributed, the name of fishing port is concealed. He warns his friends about fish from Kanto area, but because a lot of people live on fishing, he can not announce the details of the problem.
From his explanation, deformed fish are sold unusually discounted. Discount Sushi bars called Kaitenzushi buy them to serve.
Image of Kaitenzushi. (Conveyer belt Sushi bar) Kaiten means rotate. Sushi is rotating on the belt and guests pick up and eat them. Because the Sushi is not fresh in the system, it is known to be cheap Sushi restaurants.
Deformed fish is served at Sushi bar2

Mr. Homma is afraid of being fired, but he doesn’t want to conceal the actual situation.
He commented, we must face the truth.

Food safety is very important. We cannot eat fish from pacific ocean side in Japan near future. That I feel it. I buy Hawaiian fish more in the future.  TAKA

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Taka Update October 16, 2013

Taka Update October 16, 2013

Fish delivery and more

I have good tuna with low fat toro. And I have uni so far. I received Hawaiian Fish yesterday. I cannot say everything is all right but I have to go through. Try something new fish and see the result. Government shut down makes slow business. I feel it.But it comes back this week a little bit. So I cannot complain. Just do it.


Sushi Day is coming soon!

It is our tradition. Sushi Day is November 1st.  And thank you God, It’s Friday. We have a special offer for you. You can get 30% coupon that can be used for your next dining. Macy’s has One Day Sale many times a year but Taka only does it once a year. Please make your table asap.


Sushiandpassion Book Update

I am still waiting final. I t might come today. I can say it is December. You can do pre-order at Amazon com. My suggested retail price is $29.95 but Amazon price is only $21. And if you are the prime member, there is no shipping cost, maybe.

I am working for next year’s project. It is Vegetables and Passion. I want to save American people who have troubles with health issue. It’s a big project.


Replacing Carbohydrates, Animal Fat With Vegetable Fat May Reduce Risk of Death in Men With Prostate Cancer

Replacing carbohydrates and animal fat with vegetable fat may be associated with a lower risk of death in men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

 “Nearly 2.5 million men currently live with prostate cancer in the United States, yet little is known about the association between diet after diagnosis and prostate cancer progression and overall mortality,” according to the study background.

 Erin L. Richman, Sc.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues examined fat intake after a diagnosis of prostate cancer in relation to lethal prostate cancer and all-cause mortality. The study included 4,577 men diagnosed with nonmetastatic prostate cancer between 1986 and 2010 who were enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

 Researchers noted 315 lethal prostate cancer events and 1,064 deaths during a median (midpoint) follow-up of 8.4 years. Replacing 10 percent of calories from carbohydrates with vegetable fat was associated with a 29 percent lower risk of lethal prostate cancer and a 26 percent lower risk of death from all-cause mortality, according to the study results.

 “In this prospective analysis, vegetable fat intake after diagnosis was associated with a lower risk of lethal prostate cancer and all-cause mortality,” the authors comment. The authors note oils and nuts were among the top sources of vegetable fats in the study population.

 Crude rates of lethal prostate cancer (per 1,000 person-years) comparing the highest and lowest quintiles of fat intake were: 7.6 vs. 7.3 for saturated; 6.4 vs. 7.2 for monounsaturated; 5.8 vs. 8.2 for polyunsaturated; 8.7 vs. 6.1 for trans; 8.3 vs. 5.7 for animal; and 4.7 vs. 8.7 for vegetable fat. For all-cause mortality, crude death rates (per 1,000 person-years) comparing the highest and lowest quintiles of fat intake were: 28.4 vs. 21.4 for saturated; 20.0 vs. 23.7 for monounsaturated; 17.1 vs. 29.4 for polyunsaturated; 32.4 vs. 17.1 for trans; 32.0 vs. 17.2 for animal; and 15.4 vs. 32.7 for vegetable fat, according to the study results.

 “Overall, our findings support counseling men with prostate cancer to follow a heart-healthy diet in which carbohydrate calories are replaced with unsaturated oils and nuts to reduce the risk of all-cause mortality. … The potential benefit of vegetable fat consumption for prostate cancer-specific outcomes merits further research,” the authors conclude.


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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fish from Hawaii again!

Mongchong, Walu, Onaga and Striped Marlin.
These are available all this week.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Some Appetizers

I made these dishes for Omakase.

calamari with Spicy Cod Roe

Aji Tomato Herb Salad
Japanese Jack Fish with tomato, herb salad

Friday, October 11, 2013

This is our Tonkotsu ramen.

Tonkotsu Ramen is getting popular every where in US.
I cut Miso ramen and added Tonkotsu Ramen.

Green bean sells well.

I love this vegetables.  It is Green bean. I prefer to fry not braise.

This is our popular menu.
Green Bean Tempura.
Just make tempura and sprinkle sea salt.
I feel this is my way of French Fry.
French fry is a kind of deep fry.
But cooking green bean tempura is only 1 minute, not deep fry.

I can do Kabocha squash same way.
Kabocha is harder than green bean and takes a few minutes.
But tasty vegetables and rich in fiber, beta carotene.

You can dip in tempura sauce but I like sea salt way.

Snow Pea Leaf

If you go to Chinese restaurants, you see this. I don't sell snow pea leaf at my place. But I order when I go to Chinese Restaurants. I love this vegetables.

Left is after cooked and Right is before cooked.

I buy this at Buford Hwy. Farmers Market. You cannot get it at Kroger, Publix.
You had better use Chinese pan because of portion.
You need : Snow Pea Leaf, A piece of Garlic(Sliced), Black Bean sauce, Oyster sauce or Soy sauce.
Pepper, salt if you want.

1) Place sesame oil and add garlic and Black bean sauce.
2) Add Snow pea leaf and water.
3) Snow pea leaf gets small because of water.
4) Add Oyster sauce or soy sauce and check the taste.
5) If you need more flavor, add pepper and salt.
That's all.

The price of one bag snow pea leaf is around $5. 

Please do not cook much. All vitamins are gone because of heat.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Taka Update October 09, 2013

 Taka Update October 09, 2013

Fish delivery and more
A great News! Uni is coming tomorrow on Thursday. I ordered a different supplier to get it. Many customers asked me about uni availability.  I says “Government shutdown is uni shut down.”
Tuna supply is very good. I have wild caught big eye tuna with low fat toro. This is fine until this weekend. Sounds like all fish are fine. And I will order Hawaiian fish next week again.

Sushiandpassion Book Update
I received the draft and fixed some issues and sent back to the book company last night. They will send me a final in a week and ready to print out.
I am working for next year’s project. It is Vegetables and Passion. I want to save American people who have troubles with health.

Garlic, good for flu.
Garlic - it's not just for making your meals taste better. Practicing good habits all year long is, of course, the best thing to do for your health, but this time of year holds special concern because, as our kids go back to school and the weather turns cooler in most of the country, our bodies are more susceptible to disease. "This is an ideal time to commit yourself to practices like yoga, meditation, healthy nutrition, restorative sleep and the use of herbs and supplements," said Karen Koffler, MD, director of Integrative Medicine at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, near Chicago, according to Natural Life Magazine. These healthy habits can strengthen your immune system and reduce stress.

One of those herbs should be garlic. According to Natural Life, garlic "has been nicknamed 'Russian penicillin,' due to its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-yeast properties."

"One of the best immune-system helpers is garlic," writes herbalist Susun Weed, adding that experts say "it contains at least 17 different factors that nourish and support powerful immune system functioning."

Obviously cooking with fresh garlic or minced garlic in a jar is one way to boost consumption of this flu fighter, but if you're not a fan you can always revert to enteric-coated garlic tablets as a supplement.

I know some people cannot eat garlic because of allergy. Eat ginger well. Ginger is also good for flu.

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Shanghai Bok Choy

This is a simple dish. Marinated Shanghai Bok Choy.

It is easy to make.
1) Boil water
2) Cut Shanghai Bok Choy to bitable size.
3) Boil it about 2 minutes.
4) Strain
5) Go into sauce.

2.5 cups water
2 tbs Dashi soy sauce
2 tbs Light color soy sauce
2 tbs Mirin
1 piece of sliced garlic
2 tbs of sesame oil
You can add a piece of konbu, kelp.

You can eat in 10 minutes and last 2-3 days at fridge.

Bok Choi Nutrition

Bok choy is one of the popular vegetables very low in calories. Nonetheless, it is very rich source of many vital phyto-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and health-benefiting anti-oxidants.

100 g of bok choy contains 13 calories. This is the recommended vegetable in the zero calorie or negative calorie category of foods which when eaten would add no extra weight to the body but in-turn facilitate calorie burns and reduction of weight.
Bok choy contains certain anti-oxidant plant chemicals like thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zea-xanthin, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates. Along with dietary fiber, vitamins these compounds help to protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers and help reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

Fresh Bok choy is an excellent source of water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin-C. 100 g provides 45 mg or 75 % of daily requirements of vitamin C. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. 

Bok choy has more vitamin A, carotenes, and other flavonoid polyphenolic anti-oxidants than cabbage, cauliflower, etc.

It is a very good source of vitamin K, provides about 38% of RDA levels. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone metabolism by promoting osteotrophic activity in bone cells. Therefore, enough vitamin K in the diet makes your bone stronger, healthier and delay osteoporosis. Further, vitamin-K also has established role in curing Alzheimer's disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in their brain.
It has many vital B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine (vitamin B6), riboflavin, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine, and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins are essential in the sense that our body requires them from external sources to replenish.

Further, this vegetable is a moderate source of minerals, particularly calcium, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, iron and magnesium. Potassium is an important electrolyte in the cell and body fluids that helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is required for the red blood cell formation.
See? You have to eat this right?  2-3 minutes cooking hold all vitamins and minerals. This is a great dish for everyone.

Friday, October 4, 2013

How to make delicios Daikon Pickles

You can make this at your home. It is easy and delicious.

You have to prepare these.
Daikon radish, I use Korean daikon, This is almost 1.5 lbs.
Carrot, peel it
Cucumber, European cucumber, just need 1/4.
Neri-Ume, Pickle plum paste, gives it nice flavor.
Yuzu juice, gives it nice flavor.
Kelp, same reason
And you can add shiso leaf if you can get it.
And sugar, 200cc, sea salt 50cc and rice vinegar 50cc.

You can use food processor for shredding daikon radish.
I use a knife for slicing cucumber and carrot.
You also need to make kelp small.

This bowl goes to Ziplock and add sugar, salt and vinegar.
Add 1 table spoon of yuzu juice and plum paste.
Mix well and leave it for 5 hours, You can eat.
And can last 1 week. Great pickles with no MSG, no preserve.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Beets salad, Taka way

Beets is super food, great nutrition, we have to eat. Many recipes say beet with cheese. That is not healthy. I go with just olive oil, salt and pepper.

 You need : Red Beets, carrot, potato, edamame, asparagus, French bean and cucumber.
You need olive oil, pepper and salt for seasoning.

How to make:Boil all of them except cucumber.
Beets, maybe 20 minutes (better cut in 1/4), Potato and carrot 10 minutes ( boil a little bit hard)
Asparagus only 30 second. Edamame 2 minutes.
Just mix together and add olive oil pepper and salt. Simple and delicious and healthy.

  • Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. The detox support provided by betalains includes support of some especially important Phase 2 detox steps involving glutathione. Although you can see these betalain pigments in other foods (like the stems of chard or rhubarb), the concentration of betalains in the peel and flesh of beets gives you an unexpectedly great opportunity for these health benefits.
  • Unlike some other food pigments, betalains undergo very steady loss from food as the length of cooking time is increased. For example, one recent study has shown the red betalain pigments in beets to be far less heat stable than red anthocyanin pigments in red cabbage. The difference between 15 minutes of steaming versus 25 minutes of steaming, or 60 minutes of roasting versus 90 minutes of roasting can be significant in terms of betalain damage. For these reasons, we recommend that you keep beet steaming times to 15 minutes or less, and roasting times under an hour.
  • An estimated 10-15% of all U.S. adults experience beeturia (a reddening of the urine) after consumption of beets in everyday amounts. While this phenomenon is not considered harmful in and of itself, it may be a possible indicator of the need for healthcare guidance in one particular set of circumstances involving problems with iron metabolism. Individuals with iron deficiency, iron excess, or specific problems with iron metabolism are much more likely to experience beeturia than individuals with healthy iron metabolism. For this reason, if you experience beeturia and have any reason to suspect iron-related problems, we recommend a healthcare consult to follow up on possible issues related to iron status.
  • In recent lab studies on human tumor cells, betanin pigments from beets have been shown to lessen tumor cell growth through a number of mechanisms, including inhibition of pro-inflammatory enzymes (specifically, cyclooxygenase enzymes). The tumor cell types tested in these studies include tumor cells from colon, stomach, nerve, lung, breast, prostate and testicular tissue. While lab studies by themselves are not proof of beets' anti-cancer benefits, the results of these studies are encouraging researchers to look more closely than ever at the value of betanins and other betalains in beets for both prevention and treatment of certain cancer types.
  • There has been some confusion about the nutritional value of beets in terms of their lutein/zeaxanthin content. (Lutein and zeaxanthin are two carotenoid phytonutrients that play an important role in health, and especially eye health.) Beet greens are usually a valuable source of lutein/zeaxanthin. One cup of raw beet greens may contain over 275 micrograms of lutein! Beet roots are not nearly so concentrated in lutein, although some beet roots - like the roots of yellow beets - may be valuable sources of this carotenoid. (Lutein can contribute to the yellow color of vegetables, and so yellow root vegetables—like yellow carrots or yellow beets—often contain more lutein than orange or red versions of these foods.)
  • Taka Update October 02, 2013

     Taka Update October 02, 2013
    Fish delivery and more
    Government shut down but we are still open the door for you. Autumn is great season for fish. Sushi Day is coming shortly. It is November 1st and thank you God it’s Friday. I will do same offer like last year. You can pay full amount but can get 30% of coupon. Hey, It’s once a year, Taka One Day Sale. Macy does it many times a year but I don’t.
    Fish is really good this week except Uni, sea urchin. Kinmendai did not come because of hurricane in Japan. But it might come on Thursday. People start to drink red wine now. It is beautiful season of the year in GA. Uni might come on Friday. And I have the biggest tuna of this year is available. It is 60 lbs for 1/4. Like Negitoro Don? No problem, I can feed you.
    My Signature, Healthy Body Soup is available on the menu. Oxtail soup with 7 super vegetables is delicious and healthy. It works for your flu issue very well. And this is natural Botox. You can see my skin. There is no wrinkle at all. I am 51 years old and keep good skin with this soup, maybe. Many customers asked me even summer time. I wanted to sell this as can but gave up. My food should be fresh and natural, no preserve in it.

     Sushiandpassion Book
    I just made sure everything was all right. They will send me a final draft and I need to check this weekend. And I have to approve it. I will be home on this Sunday to do it but play golf in the morning. It will be show up in November. I am sure and so excited. I need to have the party for it, maybe.
    And I am working for Vegetables book for next year. I lost weight dramatically. My weight was 175 lbs at the top of this year. And it is 162 lbs right now. Am I sick? Am I cancer? Not at all. I am losing weight naturally. I did not go to Jenny Craig or something like that. I hate to spend money for those things. Pay money for losing weight? Just control it by yourself and lose weight. It is simple like Staple TV CM, just press your button.

    10 superfoods to consume during the fall season
    There are superfoods that deserve the name. These special edibles can battle various illnesses like cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, and other evil diseases that beset man. Blueberries, for instance, can easily knock off free radicals in the body with the powerful antioxidants that they possess. The fact is that nature provides people with superfood molecules and substances that work wonders for the body one way or the other. It is a reality that certain produce are abundant at specific times of the year. Diet and nutrition can be seen with a seasonal approach. Including fruits and vegetables that are in season in one's diet can provide the freshest and most delicious natural flavors of the season. The following foods are best during autumn:

    Sweet Potatoes and Pumpkin

    It is easy to fall in love with the flavors and huge amounts of vitamin A that come from items belonging to the "dark orange veggies" family. Sweet potatoes richly boast potassium, calcium, vitamin C and antioxidants. Other standouts in this group are butternut squash, carrots and pumpkins.

    Cruciferous Vegetables
    These vegetables help in maintaining a good and healthy memory through the coming years. The suggestion came from research which found women who ingest these foods in adequate amounts to have the sharpest memory.

    The food items from this group include turnips, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, cabbage and broccoli. In addition to their ability to fortify memory, cruciferous vegetables can fight cancer through their natural ingredients called "indole alkaloids." People can also get vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber from these juicy vegetables.

    Pomegranates are powerhouses of antioxidants that specifically work to protect the brain and boost memory. Research has also shown that they can prevent hardening and thickening of arteries.

    Beets are beneficial in two great ways. First, they are rich in folate, or folic acid, a nutrient that prevents embryonic defects in the neural tube. For pregnant women, beets should be considered. Second, beets contain a certain betacyanin found to possess a cancer-fighting ability. They are particularly useful in preventing and treating colon cancer.

    Alliums are good for eliminating carcinogens and other toxins that harm the liver. Research suggests that they also help in some cases of cancer and heart diseases. Shallots, chives, scallions, leeks, onions and garlic are prominent member of the Allium genus.

    Take advantage of the inexpensiveness and cooking versatility of beans. These food items are packed with complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, antioxidants and protein.

    Olive Oil
    People who are at risk of heart disease have got good news about olive oil to be happy about. Research on olive oil-rich Mediterranean diets shows that olive oil can cut the risk of death for heart disease patients by about 50%. This stems from the fact that olive oil contains monosaturated fats. Olive oil also contains antioxidants.

    One good thing about tea is it contains heart-supportive antioxidant catechins. This antioxidant is credited for its ability to strengthen arterial walls and hinder blood clotting.

    Red Wine/Grape Juice
    Grapes have substantial amounts of vitamins such as B6, B1 and C, but they are more celebrated for the phytochemicals that they contain - in particular, the phenolics. Phenolics, sourced from the skin of grapes, decrease the risks of developing heart diseases. One of such phenols is resveratrol, a natural compound that has anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antioxidant properties.

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