This Simple Japanese Weight Loss Technique Just Needs a Towel Roll!

This Simple Japanese Weight Loss Technique Just Needs a Towel Roll!

Losing weight is a strenuous task, you would agree. After all there is so much to do; from dieting to exercising till you drop to shed a few of those extra kilos. Many people choose to go through the daunting task of losing weight through more and more physical exercises and rigorous dieting regimes, but there are some who choose fad diets and trends to burn calories, such as baby food diet and sleep diet. One of these trends that recently shook the internet was the Japanese method of losing weight with a…

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Japanese Mothers Know Best: Arrowroots Healing Powers

Japanese Mothers Know Best: Arrowroots Healing Powers

I watched the lined-up buckets fill with brackish brown water as they sat on a bare concrete floor, wet with icy cold water. Not far from them were snow-white blocks of almost-finished product in wooden containers, undergoing a final drying process. What a stark contrast. This production of kudzu-ko, or arrowroot starch, requires only a plant’s rhizome and clean well water (the brown water is the result of washing the rhizomes to remove impurities). The skin comes off during a rolling process that eventually creates the snow-white powder. This pure…

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5 Japanese customs that’ll make your eyes pop out!

5 Japanese customs that’ll make your eyes pop out!

Japan is beautiful in a strange way, and some of their customs are well…let’s just say a little peculiar. But there’s nothing we don’t love about this bizarrely beautiful country. 1) If you’ve got a cold coming, beware The Japanese find the idea of blowing noses in public simply repellent. So, if must blow your nose, do it as discreetly as possible. And while we’re on the subject, they also find handkerchiefs disgusting, so good luck blowing your nose! It’s quite a challenging feat. 2) If you tip, you’ll be chased That’s…

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