Friday, March 28, 2014

Do it for Denmark!

Do it for Denmark
Have you seen this AD?

Just do it for pleasure and for the future?

Japanese government cannot make this kind of AD.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Taka Update March 27. 2014

 Taka Update March 27, 2014
Fish delivery and more
☆ I have a good big eye tuna again. It was 58lbs and the one of the biggest tuna ever.     It is getting mature and time to eat.
☆ Uni is not easy. It was sold out yesterday. And a pack is coming today. I am not sure for tomorrow delivery.
☆ Japanese Fish Omakase was Porgy and Opal Eye only.
☆ Ocean Trout came back. I made carpaccio style sashimi salad and people loved it.
☆ 2 weeks for Masters, are you ready? I am ready.
☆ I went to see the cardiology doctor for checking. My heart was very good condition. The only problem was cholesterol. But it was minor. I need tto drop 20 points and lose 5 lbs. of weight. And I need exercise to because I am fat. Yes, I am fat.

Closed Info
☆ April 7th Monday Dinner will be closed. I need to go to Augusta for Masters. This is my Tradition of Masters Monday and my tiny spring break.
☆ May 25th – 29th . This is my first vacation of the year. I will go to Hawaii for a short trip. It is only 3 nights but OK. It is still good escape for me.\

Why pomegranate is good for you
Pomegranate juice may improve blood flow to the heart in people with ischemic coronary heart disease (CHD). In a study of 45 people with CHD and myocardial ischemia (in which not enough blood gets to the heart muscle), participants who drank about 8 fluid ounces of pomegranate juice daily for 3 months had less ischemia during a stress test. Study participants who did not drink the juice, meanwhile, had evidence of more stress-induced ischemia. The study noted no negative effects to drinking pomegranate juice (even on blood sugar levels or body weight). Lead researcher, Dean Ornish, MD, believes pomegranate juice may even be able to help prevent heart disease in people who do not already have it.

Pomegranate juice may help stop plaque from building up in blood vessels - in other words, it may have an anti-atherogenic effect. The antioxidants in the juice may help keep cholesterol in a form that is less damaging, and may also reduce plaque that has already built up in vessels, according to Collins. Pomegranate juice was shown to have potent anti-atherogenic effects in healthy humans and in mice with plaque buildup -- possibly due to its antioxidative properties, researchers from Israel recently concluded. In their study of healthy male volunteers, pomegranate juice was shown to decrease the likelihood of LDL "bad" cholesterol to form plaque. Another Israeli study showed a decrease in the development of atherosclerosis in mice whose diets were supplemented with pomegranate juice.

Pomegranate juice may slow prostate cancer growth. Antioxidants are known to help prevent and repair DNA damage that can lead to cancer. "Pomegranate juice won't fend off cancer by itself, but studies suggest it may be a wonderful addition to the balanced, plant-based diet recommended by the American Institute of Cancer Research," says Collins. Men who have already had preliminary treatment for prostate cancer may benefit from a daily dose of pomegranate juice. The juice appeared to suppress the growth of cancer cells and the increase in cancer cell death in lab testing, according to research from UCLA. Allan Pantuck, MD, said in an email interview that he guesses a combination of elements in pomegranates -- rather than any single component -- is probably responsible for these health effects.
Yes, more research needs to be done on pomegranate juice for us to know anything definitive about its benefits. But, so far, the future looks bright for this vibrant, fuchsia-colored fruit.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Masters Decor 2014

I just decorated the wall with masters Collections.

This decor is available until April 13th.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Taka Update march 19, 2014

Taka Update March 19, 2014
Fish delivery and more
☆ I have a good big eye tuna so far. It will last until Friday, maybe.
☆ Uni is Spring Break Now. Please do not expect this weekend. Even divers cannot find it.
☆ I have Japanese Fish Omakase but it will be gone in a few days.
☆ Ocean Trout came yesterday but the color was not same as last time. Our supplier will send another one tomorrow.
☆ All other fish are fine. Spring is almost here. Fish supply is steady.
☆ Masters Décor is coming tomorrow. I will stay up late tonight and do it by myself.

Shochu Tasting
We are going to have Shochu Tasting on March 26th Wednesday night. Shochu is Japanese hard liquor and very popular in Japan. Actually it is more popular than sake. If you are interested in, contact us.

Closed Info
☆ April 7th Monday Dinner will be closed. I need to go to Augusta for Masters. This is my Tradition of Masters Monday and my tiny spring break.
☆ May 25th – 29th . This is my first vacation of the year. I will go to Hawaii for a short trip. It is only 3 nights but OK. It is still good escape for me.

As Weight Rises in People With Diabetes, So Does Death Risk: Study
Excess weight might increase the risk of premature death among people with type 2 diabetes, according to a large new study that could upend earlier research. And the heavier a person is, the greater their risk of dying early.
These latest findings call into question previous studies that found an "obesity paradox." Those results suggested that being overweight might actually provide some protection from dying.
"We wanted to address the so-called obesity paradox," said the study's lead author, Deirdre Tobias, a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. "It seemed implausible."
"In our much larger data set, I think this data supports the conclusion that the obesity paradox is a myth for those with type 2 diabetes," Tobias said.
Being overweight or obese is a well-established risk factor for premature death from conditions such as heart disease or cancer, according to background information in the study. But with some chronic conditions, such as heart failure, kidney failure and type 2 diabetes, some studies have suggested that people who are overweight or obese have a lowered risk of death.
Previous research, however, often has been done with small sample sizes. These studies haven't been able to control optimally for smoking and for other pre-existing diseases, according to the current study's authors.
People with type 2 diabetes don't make enough insulin or don't use the hormone properly to convert the food they eat into energy. As a result, their blood-sugar levels are too high.
The current study -- published Jan. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine -- included more than 11,000 people with type 2 diabetes from the well-known Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. On average, their diabetes diagnoses occurred in their early 60s.
During nearly 16 years of follow-up, almost 3,100 people died, the researchers said. When they looked at the whole group, it appeared that being overweight or even slightly obese was less of a risk factor for dying than being normal weight. For example, someone with a body-mass index (BMI) -- a rough estimate of body fat based on height and weight -- between 27.5 and 29.9 was less likely to die than someone with a BMI between 18.5 and 22.4.
A normal BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 25 and 29.9 is overweight, and over 30 is obese.
But when Tobias and her colleagues separated the data by smoking status, the obesity paradox disappeared for people who never smoked.
The researchers also looked at the data to see the relationship between BMI just before a diabetes diagnosis and deaths due to heart disease, cancer and other causes. They found that the higher the BMI, the greater the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease in those who never smoked.
"Smokers tend to be leaner, and that may attenuate the risk of obesity or even make it look protective," Tobias said. "But when we stratified the data by smoking status, we saw the relationship is truly linear, with mortality risk going up with BMI."
The bottom line: Being overweight or obese doesn't confer a survival benefit on people with diabetes, Tobias said. "Weight management still remains an important component of type 2 diabetes management," she said.
Dr. Joel Zonszein, director of the clinical diabetes center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, agreed that the obesity paradox is a myth.
He said one of the reasons for so much conflicting information in studies is that using BMI alone as an indicator of weight status is insufficient.
"BMI doesn't tell us how much bad fat a person has," Zonszein said. "People have good fat and bad fat. It's more important to know about the bad fat. You have to look at BMI, along with other cardiovascular disease risk factors [such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol]. That would be much more reliable."
Based on current trends, the CDC estimates that by 2050 one in five Americans will have diabetes. Most people with diabetes have type 2, which is associated with being overweight and inactive.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Taka Update March 13, 2014

 Taka Update March 13, 2014
Fish delivery and more
☆ We received Big eye tuna on Tuesday. It was almost same as last week one. Toro is not AAA, just A+ grade. I cannot say like “ This is the one of the best…”. 
☆ Uni is available but not much. But it will come this weekend.
☆ Ocean Trout (Rainbow Trout) was very popular last week. But it is not available this week. It will come on next Monday.
☆ Cheery Salmon was also very popular last week. It comes today. This seasonable item is really good and must try.
☆ Hotaru Ika (Fire fly squid-fresh) comes today and the last supply of the season.
☆ I am thinking stop selling Hawaiian fish for a while. People get bored, that’s I feel. Atlanta sushi market is not big and 6 months trial is enough. I might switch to Japanese fish Omakase. I did this fish omakase last year and people liked.

Closed Info
☆ April 7th Monday Dinner will be closed. I need to go to Augusta for Masters. This is my Tradition of Masters Monday and my tiny spring break.
☆ May 25th – 29th . This is my first vacation of the year. I will go to Hawaii for a short trip. It is only 3 nights but OK. It is still good escape for me.

Chocolate, Tea, Berries May Cut Diabetes Risk
A diet that includes substances found in chocolate, tea and berries could help protect people against diabetes and other diseases, new research shows.
The study included nearly 2,000 healthy women in the United Kingdom who completed a food questionnaire and were tested for blood sugar (glucose) regulation, inflammation and insulin resistance.
"Our research looked at the benefits of eating certain sub-groups of flavanoids. We focused on flavones, which are found in herbs and vegetables such as parsley, thyme and celery, and anthocyanins, found in berries, red grapes, wine and other red or blue-colored fruits and vegetables," study leader Aedin Cassidy, of the University of East Anglia in England, said in a university news release.
The investigators found that consuming high levels of flavones and anthocyanins was associated with lower insulin resistance, better blood sugar regulation and lower levels of inflammation. Chronic inflammation is associated with diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The study was published Jan. 19 in the Journal of Nutrition.
"This is one of the first large-scale human studies to look at how these powerful bioactive compounds might reduce the risk of diabetes," Cassidy said.
Earlier research that took place in laboratories suggested that these types of foods might affect blood sugar, which plays a role in type 2 diabetes risk, she noted. However, it was unknown how regular consumption of these ingredients might affect a person's blood glucose and inflammation levels and insulin resistance, Cassidy said in the news release.
What remains unclear is exactly what amounts of these compounds are needed to reduce the risk of diabetes, the study authors added. Also unclear is how much of a health benefit the compounds really carry -- the study found an association between consumption and seemingly better health but not cause-and-effect.
According to study co-author Tim Spector, of King's College London, "This is an exciting finding that shows that some components of foods that we consider unhealthy like chocolate or wine may contain some beneficial substances. If we can start to identify and separate these substances we can potentially improve healthy eating," he said in the news release.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Salmon Trio

I can do like this. 3 Different Salmon Tasting.
From Left Scottish Salmon from Scotland, Ocean Trout(Rainbow Trout) from Norway and Cherry Salmon from Japan

This is cherry Salmon, Sakura Masu.

 The Cutting face of Cherry Salmon.

Cherry Salmon Nigiri Sushi
This meat melts in your mouth.
The season of cherry Salmon is limited. It is from March to April.
This is wild caught and fresh.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Something new at TAKA

1, Uni is coming Friday again. I have just a few so far.

2, Tuna just arrived.
This is stomach side, around 43 lbs. It has good chu-toro.

3, New fish, Ocean Trout

I tasted.
I do no like salmon but this is great. I can eat. You must try this.
This fish is from Norway.
Ocean trout is same as Rainbow Trout.

I will get Cherry Salmon tomorrow from Japan.

So, I can sell Salmon trio, Scottish, Norwegian and Japanese.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Taka Update March 05, 2014

Taka Update March 05, 2014

Fish delivery and more
A good tuna is coming today. It is big eye tuna and stomach side, the weight is around 45 lbs. I am expecting Toro part. I did not remember when the last time I had good one. It is really hard to get good one in winter to early spring.
If you like salmon, you will be happy this week. I can get Ocean Trout from Norway and Sakura-Masu, Cherry Salmon from Japan. And I have Scottish salmon from Scotland as usual.
I did not get Sawara, Spanish mackerel last week. But it might come this week. Uni is still available but just a few. I am not sure for weekend delivery.

A lack of sleep 'damages the brain in a similar way to being hit on the head'
Ever feel like you’ve been hit on the head after a bad night’s sleep? According to scientists, the thought isn’t as far-fetched as it seems.
A study found going without sleep for just one night causes changes in the brain similar to those that occur after a blow to the head.
The researchers said the healthy young men examined in the study showed a spike in the same chemicals which indicate brain damage.
Professor Christian Benedict, of Uppsala University, Sweden, explained that the chemcials NSE and S-100B are biomarkers for brain damage, such as concussion.

He said: ‘What we found was their levels in the blood rose in the group that went without sleep for a night. This was not to the extent that would happen after a head injury, for instance, but it was still significant.

‘During sleep, the brain cleans itself of toxic substances and NSE and S-100B increase in response to these substances.’
He said the findings back up previous research showing how the brain uses sleep to cleanse itself.
Professor Benedict also said his study could support previous studies which linked a lack of sleep with increased risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.
The rise of the chemicals in the blood after sleep loss may suggest not getting enough sleep is conducive to a loss of brain tissue, he explained.
Professor Benedict, whose study is published in the journal Sleep, added: ‘In conclusion, the findings of our trial indicate a good night’s sleep may be critical for maintaining brain health.’
A third of the UK population suffer from sleep-related problems, while the average person now sleeps for only seven hours a night, compared with almost nine a few decades ago.
Many scientists believe irregular sleeping patterns lead to illnesses ranging from aches and pains to heart disease, while less than eight hours’ sleep a night can lower the IQ the next day.

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