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Taka Update September 28, 2016

Taka Update September 28, 2016
Fish and More
Tuna is yellow fin this week. We could get farmed blue fin from Japan but I did not buy it. Uni is available, Main uni is sweet and small, California uni is also sweet and medium size. We cut Canadian uni because of quality issue. They don’t know how to make uni there.
Hawaiian fresh sweet shrimp is on the way. I will get 10 lbs today. It will be fine next 3 days only. We had this a month ago, it was super delicious.
Akamutsu, black throat is not available this moment. We get many typhoons this year and we cannot get some fish. But it might come tomorrow.
Sawara, Spanish mackerel season is started. It will come next week. I normally don’t order but this Spanish mackerel caught in Japan Sea is really good.
Fresh salmon roe is also coming next week. The price is dropped and I can buy now. This fresh roe is available at the end of year.
Live scallop quality is still bad and I don’t buy next 2-3 weeks. I will see it until sea temperature is going down. Global warming kill fish business.
I dropped Nigiri sushi price. Oh toro was $17 before. It is $14 now. Hamachi was $7. It is $6 now. I only use center cut part of Hamachi. The reason of cutting price? I feel our economy is not great. We reached the peak and start to going down. And I am figuring out what is good for Sandy Springs location.

Saturday brunch plan is cancelled.
I was thinking Saturday brunch but cancelled. I am so tired to do this. I still go to shopping Saturday morning.

Study analyses reducing consumption of discretionary (unhealthy) foods and replacing them with core foods
New research presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 Sept) shows the impact that substituting energy intake from discretionary foods (including sugar-sweetened beverages and confectionary) with healthier, core foods, and reducing levels of added sugar in discretionary foods could have in the diet of the Australian population. The study is by Dr Tom Wycherley, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues.
In western (high-income) countries the intake of discretionary foods is typically very high, in Australia they contribute over a third of energy intake. Discretionary foods displace core foods such as fruit, vegetables, dairy, lean meats, and whole grains. Reformulating discretionary foods to reduce energy density or improve their nutritional profile, or simply reducing their intake, has been suggested to reduce the population level of nutrient deficiencies, obesity and associated chronic disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential impact of key discrete strategies to reformulate or reduce discretionary foods on the diet of the Australian population.
Food and nutrient intake data from 12153 people who provided information to the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey were population weighted and combined into food categories. Data modelling was conducted to simulate a range of scenarios about the potential impact of key discrete strategies to reduce discretionary foods in the Australian population (identified from a previously conducted scoping review of the literature). The modelled scenarios included: reducing the quantity (portion size) of discretionary foods; substituting non-caloric beverages for water based sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs); decreasing the sugar content of discretionary foods; and, decreasing the sodium content of discretionary foods. Modelling was conducted for the entire Australian population and a subset of people (4.7%) that self-reported having diabetes.
For the overall Australian population, a 25% reduction in the portion size of all discretionary foods reduced average per person daily energy intake by 9.0% or 766kJ (184 calories) compared to the original diet. To replace these discretionary foods with core foods would require an 8.3% increase in core foods and would result in a 310kJ (74 calories) (3.6%) lower energy intake, 2.1g (2.3%) greater protein intake, a 10.8g (20.6%) lower intake of added sugars and a 220mg (3.9%) lower sodium intake compared to the original diet.
Reducing sugar by 25% in discretionary foods within the food groups ‘biscuits’ (sweet and savoury) and ‘cakes/ muffins/ scones/ cake type desserts’ reduced total energy by just 0.4% or 36kJ (8.6 calories). Substituting water/non-caloric beverages to take the place of all SSBs reduced energy by 2.9% or 251kJ (60 calories) and added sugar by 14.3g (27.3%). Reformulation of grain based discretionary foods to reduce sodium by 25% resulted in a 69mg (2.9%) lower sodium intake.
The sub-population of people with diabetes reported a lower intake of discretionary foods compared to the overall population (2515kJ (604 calories) [32.4% total energy] vs. 3061kJ (735 calories) [35.8% total energy]). This subgroup had a similar magnitude of response to the overall population for the modelled scenarios.
The authors have not yet done a head-to-head comparison of different interventions, but one is planned for the future. But they say: “The effectiveness of a strategy will depend on how well it can be implemented and whether the appropriate sub-populations are targeted—for example high consumers of sugar sweetened beverages.”
They add: “Key discrete strategies, identified from the literature, to reformulate or reduce discretionary foods would in theory have small to moderate impacts on the diet quality of the overall Australian population and a subset of those who self-report having diabetes. The impact of these strategies in combination, or for sub-populations with proportionally higher discretionary food intake may be more substantial.”
While it is clear that most overweight individuals would benefit from consuming fewer calories, diet quality goes beyond total calories, and simply reducing food from the diet may result in nutrient deficits, and is usually not sustainable since people can experience hunger and subsequently reduce compliance. The authors say: “Replacing some discretionary choices with less energy dense core foods is likely to be a more sustainable option to improve diet quality and reduce daily calorie intake without resulting in increased hunger.”
They conclude: “The exception to this is calories obtained from sugar sweetened beverages; since we don’t tend to experience substantial changes in our feeling of fullness when we consume calories in the form of water-based SSBs, compared to consuming calories in solid or food form. Therefore simply reducing SSB consumption, for example by replacing them with water, may be a sustainable way to reduce calorie intake without affecting hunger.”
The point is very simple. 1) Don’t eat snacks, sugary drinks. 2) Eat more vegetables and fruits, fish. 3) Don’t eat too much.

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Taka Update September 05, 2016

Taka Update September 05, 2016
Fish and More
I think this week is the slowest week of the year. Tuna supply is same as usual. I don’t expect good big eye tuna, just buy yellow fin.
I gave up Live scallop from Boston. The quality does not reach my standard level. Our supplier says it is because of high sea temperature. Nothing is good for sushi business!
I carry oysters now. Those are coming from LA or FL. I just do it with Tosazu, light vinegar sauce with wasabi pickles and shiso leaf. We don’t need to do it with heavy sauce. It kills flavor.
Thinking about uni, sea urchin? Maine’s small uni season is just started. And Canadian uni is still available. Japanese uni is also available but the price is high.
My special salads are getting better. I do Burn fat diet salad, Breast cancer prevention salad, Power salad, Beautiful skin salad. And I just added Diabetes prevention salad. So many people are struggling with diabetes and I want to fix it. I actually researched a lot of it and found some solution. Please let me know if you have problems. I am not a doctor but I can try with my food therapy way.
I was thinking Saturday lunch but postponed. I will try it in October.

Ginger, eat more ginger!
Ginger is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. However, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries among many cultures.
Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.
Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions.
Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like ginger decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.
During cold weather, drinking ginger tea is good way to keep warm. It is diaphoretic, which means that it promotes sweating, working to warm the body from within. As such, in the wake of a cold, ginger tea is particularly useful.
It is easy to make ginger tea. I do it with citrus honey. You can use yuzu juice and honey, ginger. It really works. I will try this for my diabetes customer.
Ginger provides a variety of vitamins and minerals: Carbohydrate – 17.77 g Dietary Fiber – 2 g Protein – 1.82 g Dietary Fiber – 2 g Sugars – 1.7 g Sodium – 13 mg Vitamin B6 – 0.16 mg Calcium – 16 mg Iron – 0.6 mg Vitamin C – 5 mg Potassium – 415 mg Magnesium – 43 mg Phosphorus – 34 mg Zinc – 0.34 mg Folate – 11 mcg Riboflavin – 0.034 mg Niacin – 0.75 mg Iron – 0.6 mg (Figures above are per 100g of ginger)
I take this article from Medical news today.

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