Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Taka Update November 19, 2014

 Taka Update November 19,  2014
Fish delivery and more
☆ I have good tuna. It came yesterday. I can make Negitoro Don.
☆ Uni is available. It is from CA. But we don’t have many people now. Too cold to eat sushi?
 Hawaiian fish came yesterday. Walu sales are going rise.
  Live scallop is available. All fish are good. Weather is not good and that’s a problem.

Closed Info
Thanksgiving Day, I will cook miso marinated Turkey. I never made turkey dishes.
We also close November 28 Friday lunch. We opened last year. That was a big mistake.
We will be closed January 1-3. I will get my family from Japan and want to spend time.

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Eating fish twice a week 'protects women's hearing'
A new study has forged a connection between eating two or more portions of fish a week and a decreased risk of hearing loss.

Scientists analysed the diets of more than 65,000 women from 1991 to 2009 before reaching their startling conclusion.

"Consumption of any type of fish tended to be associated with lower risk," said lead author Dr Sharon G. Curhan, of the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School.

"These findings suggest that diet may be important in the prevention of acquired hearing loss."

Study participants self-reported 11,606 cases of hearing loss, with data revealing those who ate fish at least twice a week had a 20% less chance of hearing loss than those who did not.

Dr Curhan said the research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that higher fish consumption and intake of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids helped improve cochlear blood flow.

"Blood flow to the inner ear needs to be very well regulated to meet its high energy demands," she added.

"Acquired hearing loss is a highly prevalent and often disabling chronic health condition.

"Although a decline in hearing is often considered an inevitable aspect of ageing, the identification of several potentially modifiable risk factors has provided new insight into possibilities for prevention or delay of acquired hearing loss."

The study team do not yet know whether eating fish has the same benefits for men.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Taka Update November 12, 2014

 Taka Update November 12,  2014
Fish delivery and more
☆ Tuna is not bad but same as last week’s one.Toro is Blue fin oh toro only.
☆ Uni is available. It is from CA. Uni supply is better than last week.
 Hawaiian fish came yesterday. King salmon condition is really good. Kanpachi was out of stock for a while but came back.
  Live scallop is available. Spanish mackerel and shirako, cod testicular were sold out last week. People loved them. They are coming back on Thursday.

Closed Info
Thanksgiving Day, I will cook miso marinated Turkey. I never made turkey dishes.
We will be closed January 1-3. I will get my family from Japan and want to spend time.

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10 Smoothies for Clearer Skin
Combine foods that are good for skin health in the blender and drink your way to better skin with these healthy smoothie recipes.
I just got banana, blueberry and red grape smoothie. It was really good.

Boost your brain power with these 3 superfoods
One of the first things people notice when feeling tired or sleep deprived is a lack of mental clarity. Focus becomes hampered, brain fog sets in, and it's a fight to get anything done that requires any cognitive capacity.

Although this is likely a result of many different factors, there are some foods you can consider to get you through the short term that may help boost your brainpower, without sacrificing your energy long term (like coffee). Combining these 3 superfoods together could do just that.
Maca has been cultivated and grown high in the Andes for thousands of years. This hard crop grows where no other cultivated crop can survive, flourishing at altitudes of 9,000 to 14,000 feet in extreme climate of cold winds and strong sunlight.

Maca's ability to increase one's mental capacity is due to the fact that it works directly on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. It also has the healing power to rejuvenate the adrenal glands, which helps us cope with stressful situations.
Cacao is considered a highly beneficial medicine containing over 300 beneficial chemical compounds. Unfortunately, many of the products produced from raw cacao are destroyed through processing, cooking, refining, and otherwise denaturing the original source. A good example of this is the common chocolate bars that have very low levels of cacao compared to other ingredients such as sugars, dairy, hydrogenated oils, soy, and artificial flavorings.
Cacao has been shown to increase levels of specific neurotransmitters in our brains that help promote a positive outlook, facilitates rejuvenation, and lifts our spirits. Some of the beneficial chemicals in cacao that help with this include:
Endorphins: Cacao stimulates the secretion of endorphins to produce a pleasurable feeling.
Serotonin: Cacao raises the levels of serotonin and acts as an anti-depressant, which helps promote a sense of well being.
Anandamide: Also known as the 'bliss chemical' as the brain releases ananamide when we feel happy. Cacao contains N-acylethanolamines that increase levels of anandamide in the brain and enzyme inhibitors that slow its breakdown. This helps promote longer periods of relaxation.
Phenylethylamine (PEA): A natural chemical compound created and released by the brain when we are in love. PEA acts as a mood elevator and anti-depressant, and helps increase focus and alertness.The benefits of cacao are most potent in its raw form. Typical chocolate bars should not be considered therapeutic. Look for high levels of cacao and minimal processing and avoid ingredients such as sugar, dairy, and soy to reep the mind enhancing benefits.
Known in Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and "King of Herbs", Reishi is a medicinal mushroom that grows in various regions of the world where damp and temperate conditions exist.
Reishi's ability to positively affect the mind comes from its ability to maintain equilibrium and help the body maintain balance. A balanced body is a sign of a healthy and properly functioning immune system, which will result in a healthy and positive outlook. Not only that, this healing herb's adaptogenic qualities provide us with an incredible ability to handle stressful situations which eases our anxiety and increases mental clarity.
Reishi is also very antibacterial and antifungal, which helps clean up the digestive system and strengthens the vagus nerve connection from the gut to the brain, to increase mental clarity and capacity.
I take Reishi tablet daily. It is from Japan.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

What tourists buy in Tokyo?

Tokyu- Hands is a famous store in Tokyo. They sells kids of DIY goods and more.

Items below are popular for tourists.

軽いから持ち運びラクラク! オフィスでも、お出かけでも大活躍!
stainless mug 200ml size by Zojirushi $40 up

knife, Japanese knife is very popular. $60 up

Suwada Nail Cutter  $65

Erasable Ball point pen by Pilot. $23

Higomori small knife  $17

Sabae Mimikaki, Ear pick  $39
Sabae city is famous for making eye wears.

Food Sample $10

Nogis, special measure $52

Hanko or Inkan, Seal
Japanese use hanko for official contracts.
It is same as sign.
Tourists make their name. It takes 30 minutes,
You cam make your name like Michael.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Something new at TAKA in November 2014

Kaki Age, Shrimp and vegetable Tempura with light dashi sauce

Sujiko, Fresh Salmon roe

Ikura, cleaned Sujiko
I soak it in dashi saoy sauce after this.

Sawara, Spanish mackerel from Japan.
This fish tells it is winter.

Shirako, Cod testicular
It is season!

Dried Persimmon
I make this at my home. It takes a month to eat.

Green onion recycle 
I plant again after cut. It will be back in a month.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Taka Update November 04, 2014

Taka Update November 04,  2014

Fish delivery and more
☆ Tuna is not bad. Toro is Blue fin oh toro only.
☆ Uni is available. It is from CA.
 Hawaiian fish is coming today.
  Live scallop is available. Spanish mackerel and shirako, cod testicular is comig this Thursday .
Closed Info
We will be closed January 1-3. I will get my family from Japan and want to spend time.

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I have a trouble at Yahoo group. So, I will not use that one any more. If you cannot get this newsletter, please contact  Thank you.

Avocados can help fight disease and balance hormones
Many nutritionists consider the avocado, which is native to the region stretching from the central highlands of Mexico to the Pacific Coast of Central America, to be one of the healthiest fruits in the world. This is because, unlike most other fruits, these green-skinned, single-seeded berries are rich in beneficial fats that are proven to boost our health in countless ways.

However, avocados are also bursting with many other nutrients lacking in the Western diet, making them an excellent "all-round" food for correcting deficiencies and tackling diseases. This article takes a closer look at the health benefits of this often misunderstood fruit, which deserves far more attention in the Western world than it currently receives.
Rich in disease-fighting fats
We can expect to receive an impressive 29 grams of total fat from the average avocado grown in Florida and California. Around 67 percent of this fat is monounsaturated, 16 percent is polyunsaturated and 15 percent is saturated.

The primary monounsaturated fatty acid in avocado is oleic acid, which can prevent the onset of several serious diseases. For example, a study published in Nutrition in 2004 found that oleic acid (along with certain polyunsaturated acids) could be "useful for decreasing risk factors for cardiovascular disease."  A study published in Lipids in Health and Disease in 2009 also discovered that oleic acid could reverse the negative effects of inflammatory proteins in obese and diabetic patients, suggesting that it can help prevent and possibly even treat type 2 diabetes.
Hormone-balancing properties
Avocados contain certain plant sterols, such as beta-sitosterol, that possess antiestrogenic properties, meaning they can block the estrogen receptors in our cells and reduce estrogen absorption rates. Consequently, progesterone levels in women and testosterone levels in men are increased. (4) This makes avocados an especially valuable food in today's world of widespread pollution and gender-bending chemicals, which can greatly compromise endocrine function.
Packed with carotenoids
Avocados are rich in a beneficial group of phytochemicals called carotenoids, which are plant-based precursors to the powerful antioxidant vitamin A. One of the carotenoids found in avocados, beta-carotene, is especially well-known for its cancer-fighting benefits. A study published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications in August 2013, for instance, found that beta-carotene could inhibit the growth of tumors associated with neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer that affects young children.

Two other carotenoids found in avocados, lutein and zeaxanthin, are found in high concentrations in the macula of the human eye and are renowned for their vision-boosting properties. According to a report published by the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, lutein and zeaxanthin supplements can even prevent age-related macular generation, the most common cause of vision loss in Westerners aged 50 or older.
High in nutrients
One American avocado supplies our bodies with approximately 33 percent of our recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C, 53 percent of our RDA of vitamin K, 28 percent of our RDA of potassium and similarly high amounts of other beneficial nutrients such as vitamin E, manganese, magnesium and most B vitamins. Additionally, one avocado contains a whopping 13 grams of dietary fiber, which is over 50 percent of our RDA.  This is far more fiber per weight than most other fruits, making avocados one of the best foods for treating constipation.

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