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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Taka Update June 26, 2013

Taka Update June 26, 2013

Fish delivery and more

The last week for July 4th week, busy business every day and good for me. I think the business is slow next week.

I have good Tuna and tons of uni. There is no problem at all. I will not order much fish next week.

 

 Closed Information

We will be closed July 4th- July 7th (Thursday- Sunday).  It’s vacation time.

 

 Sushiandpassion Book is coming in 2-3 months.

My first book is coming in 2-3 months. I just signed the contract with a company in CA.

It’s going to be Sushi Bible for sushi lovers. It features my honest opinions a lot. I can say 80% is done and need to edit nicely and some make up.

 

Tomatoes combat killer diseases – and are even more potent when cooked.

Eating tomatoes can help reduce the risk of cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, scientists have revealed.

Not only that but cooked or processed tomatoes are actually better for you than raw ones.

U.S researchers found the juicy vegetable is the biggest source of powerful antioxidant dietary lycopene, and unlike other fruit and vegetables it has greater potency after it is cooked.

Scientists at the National Centre of Food and Safety in Illinois said the nutrient contains protective mechanisms that help prevent inflammation and blood clots.

A strong link has already been established between the wonder veg and a lower risk of certain diseases such as prostate cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.

Dr Britt Burton-Freeman and and Dr Kristin Reimers, who carried out the review, said: ‘Leveraging emerging science about tomatoes and tomato products may be one simple and effective strategy to help individuals increase vegetable intake, leading to improved overall eating patterns, and ultimately, better health.

 

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Taka Update June 18, 2013

 Taka Update June 18, 2013

Fish delivery and more

Tuna is very negative, so I decide to carry 10% farm Blue fin tuna. It is available now.

It is pricy toro but good quality. Uni is still fine but not come next 2 days. Akamutsu, Black throat is not available this week because of bad quality.

 

 Closed Information

We will be closed July 4th- July 7th (Thursday- Sunday).

 

Cooing Class

I am going to have a cooking class on 29th Saturday. This is vegetable special, not sushi at all. I show how to make simple and delicious vegetable cooking. You can go to Japan America Society of GA site and sign in.  http://www.jasgeorgia.org/

 

How to Make a Young Child Smarter

Can interventions meaningfully increase intelligence? If so, how? The Database of Raising Intelligence is a continuously updated compendium of randomized controlled trials that were designed to increase intelligence. In this article, the authors examine nearly every available intervention involving children from birth to kindergarten, using meta-analytic procedures when more than 3 studies tested similar methods and reviewing interventions when too few were available for meta-analysis. This yielded 4 meta-analyses on the effects of dietary supplementation to pregnant mothers and neonates, early educational interventions, interactive reading, and sending a child to preschool. All 4 meta-analyses yielded significant results: Supplementing infants with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, enrolling children in early educational interventions, reading to children in an interactive manner, and sending children to preschool all raise the intelligence of young children.

Pregnant mothers are encouraged to take many kinds of supplements but only LC-PUFA–found in foods rich in Omega-3s–raised young children’s IQs, either when pregnant mothers were given the supplement or it was added to infant formula. The fatty acids are thought to be essential building blocks for nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex–and the body can’t produce them on its own. One study showed that very young children who received the supplements for 8 weeks showed more activation in the prefrontal cortex than those who did not.\

Exposure to cognitively rich activities—books, puzzles, interesting verbal interactions—was found to raise young children’s IQs by more than seven points. These activities were particularly effective for children from economically disadvantaged homes who attended specially designed day care centers that offered these opportunities. Parents at home can also be trained to offer the same kinds of stimulating activities. Not all intellectual stimulation is the same, though: Music, computerized games of attention skills, and nonverbal reasoning tasks did not raise IQ. For decades, we’ve known that when adults talk with young children it stimulates cognitive development. These analyses showed that one unique style of conversation, in which the adult encourages a child to reminisce about or narrate her experiences, is especially effective. In one study of 20-month-olds, mothers were trained to draw out a child’s stories with open-ended questions, to listen well, and to encourage the child’s interests. The result? Compared to a control group, the children had a six point rise in IQ.

Again, we’ve known for some time that reading to children enhances their cognitive development. This analysis showed that it’s the interactive nature of the reading process that’s most helpful. When parents help children learn to read, when they ask open-ended questions, when they follow the child’s interests in the story, children benefit. It’s the active participation of both parties that fosters the deeper thinking skills.

 Sending children to preschool alone made a four-point IQ gain, but preschools with a focus on language skills created a seven-point gain, again especially for economically disadvantaged children. Language-rich programs expose children to new ideas, labels for concepts, and new problem-solving opportunities, all important early intellectual skills. Shorter programs were just as effective as longer programs.

 

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Taka Update June 13, 2013

 Taka Update June 13, 2013

Fish delivery and more

We have good tuna so far but not sure for this weekend. Business is pretty much good and fish sells well. Ao-dai, Blue Fusiller did not come today because of bad quality, We have Ish-Dai instead of it. Uni is fine, no problem for this weekend. Our business is good on Thursday and slow on Saturday, this is typical summer pattern. People travel more at weekend and shift to Thursday to dine maybe.

 Closed Information

We will be closed July 4th- July 7th (Thursday- Sunday).

Strawberries are good for the heart

STRAWBERRIES may be synonymous with summer, but eaten all year round they can prevent heart attacks, a study suggests.

STRAWBERRIES may be synonymous with summer, but eaten all year round they can prevent heart attacks, a study suggests.

Scientists found three or more handfuls of strawberries or blueberries each week reduced the risk of heart attack in women by up to one-third. Both fruits contain specific kinds of flavonoid plant compounds that appear to combat blocked arteries, say the researchers.

The study involved 93,600 participants in the Nurses’ Health Study II, a major US investigation of women’s health. Women aged 25 to 42 completed questionnaires about their diet while their health was monitored over 18 years.During the study, 405 heart attacks were recorded. Women who ate the most strawberries and blueberries were 32% less at risk than those who consumed the berries no more than once a month. Even participants with diets rich in other fruits and vegetables were more likely to experience heart attacks if they avoided strawberries and blueberries.Dr Eric Rimm, one of the senior study authors from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said: “Blueberries and strawberries can easily be incorporated into what women eat every week. This simple dietary change could have a significant impact on prevention efforts.”The findings appear in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.”We have shown that even at an early age, eating more of these fruits may reduce risk of a heart attack in later life,” said nutritionist Dr Aedin Cassidy, from the University of East Anglia.

The study involved 93,600 participants in the Nurses’ Health Study II, a major US investigation of women’s health. Women aged 25 to 42 completed questionnaires about their diet while their health was monitored over 18 years.

During the study, 405 heart attacks were recorded. Women who ate the most strawberries and blueberries were 32% less at risk than those who consumed the berries no more than once a month.

Even participants with diets rich in other fruits and vegetables were more likely to experience heart attacks if they avoided strawberries and blueberries.

Dr Eric Rimm, one of the senior study authors from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said: “Blueberries and strawberries can easily be incorporated into what women eat every week. This simple dietary change could have a significant impact on prevention efforts.”

The findings appear in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

“We have shown that even at an early age, eating more of these fruits may reduce risk of a heart attack in later life,” said nutritionist Dr Aedin Cassidy, from the University of East Anglia.

Some people care about fruit sugar in fruits, but I really don’t care. I eat tons of fruits daily and keep in good shape. The key point is FRESH, I believe.
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Taka Update June 05, 2013

 Taka Update June 05, 2013

Fish delivery and more

½ of 2013 is almost finished. Time goes by, it is really true. Summer fish is coming from Japan. Tuna is not bad. I have big eye tuna but no fat at all. And I have Tenku- Maguro, well fat blue fin tuna. Uni is available, still good taste.

 

 Closed Information

We will be closed July 4th- July 7th (Thursday- Sunday).

 

Patio Seating

It is hard to seat Patio this week because of hot weather. I can say after 8pm is fine. The temperature is below 80F after 8pm. Many people don’t understand some sushi items are raw. And raw items are very dangerous.

 

Fast Food Linked to Asthma and Allergies in Kids

Obesity isn’t the only potential toll that dinner from the drive-thru may have on your health.

It’s not just your waistline that may pay a price for eating fast food meals three or more times a week, but your immune system as well. According to a study published in the journal Thorax, fast food fare is linked to an increased risk of asthma, eczema and rhinitis among kids and teens. The study also found that eating fruit could protect against these disorders among all age groups.

A group of European researchers analyzed data from participants in the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), which included more than 319,000 teens ages 13 to 14 from over 50 countries, and more than 181,000 kids ages six to seven from 31 countries.
Both the participants and their parents answered questions about how often and how severely they experienced symptoms of asthma, eczema and rhinitis–like wheezing, runny nose and itchy and watery eyes. They were also asked about their diets, and how often they ate foods ranging from vegetables to fast food burgers.

Eating fast food meals at least three times a week was linked to a 39% increased risk of severe asthma in teenagers and a 27% increased risk among children between ages six and seven. Fruit, on the other hand, seemed to have the opposite effect on asthma symptoms; three or more servings of fruit was associated with a 11% decrease in severe symptoms in teens and a 14% drop in severity of suffering in kids.

The scientists accounted for other potential factors that could explain the difference in incidence of the disorders, but fast food remained the only food that showed similar associations among both the younger children and the teens, suggesting a strong link between the fatty and processed foods and respiratory problems.
“This is the largest study to date on allergies in people around the world, and the findings are remarkably consistent when it comes to looking at specific regions of the world and within affluence and sex,” says study author Hywel Williams, a professor at the Centre for Evidence Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham. “If true, our findings have big public health implications given that these types of allergies are on the rise and fast food is so popular.”

Although the results don’t confirm a cause and effect relationship, previous studies have shown that saturated fats can influence immunity, which in turn can make children’s immune systems more sensitive to the various allergens behind allergies such as rhinitis and that drive asthma and eczema. The fact that the fruit eaters seemed to be protected from these conditions also supports this idea, since fruits are typically high in antioxidants that can fight cell damage and boost immune health. Fast food may be convenient, but the latest data suggests that the price for that ease may be getting higher.
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