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Taka Update October 12, 2017

  Taka Update October 12, 2017

 

Fish Information

Tuna supply is OK OK in October. Hard to get blue fin or big eye tuna. I just get Yellow fin tuna. Uni is Maine is most. I get California uni sometimes but I do not like its quality and the price.

Scallop is back to normal. It is from live from Boston area.

I finish to sell Anago, sea eel from Japan. It is hard to sell this fish. Most pf people like Unagi, fresh water eel.

Sujiko , fresh salmon roe comes every 2 weeks from Alaska and people like this.

I will get fresh wild caught Buri, adult size of Hamachi, yellow tail. This is going to be next Thursday.

I am trying to buy something new.

 

November 1st  is Annual Sushi Day.

It comes again. Our National Sushi Day. But many people don’t know it. November is good month for eating raw fish because temperature is down and fish get fat more inside. It means fish taste is better. So Japanese sushi association decides November 1st is Sushi Day.

It is dinner only event, you can get 30% off all sushi items, sashimi, sushi and rolls. Enjoy and celebrate National Sushi Day!

 

Dietary fish, n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid consumption, and depression risk in Japan: a population-based prospective cohort study.

An early ecological study showing a significant inverse correlation between per capita fish consumption, that is, primary dietary sources of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and 1-year prevalence of depression1 created new interest in the link between depression and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). One meta-analysis found low peripheral levels of n-3 PUFAs, EPA and DHA in patients with depression compared with controls.2 In addition, the magnitude of the effect size of differences in the levels of n-3 PUFAs was larger in analyses restricted to studies that used DSM criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD). Several recent meta-analyses of clinical trials indicated that n-3 PUFA supplementation has a beneficial effect in patients with depression3, 4, 5, 6 and showed that EPA-predominant formulations are more efficacious than placebo for the treatment of DSM-diagnosed MDD.6 The therapeutic mechanism of n-3 PUFAs remains unclear, but it is assumed that n-3 PUFAs have diverse neurobiological activities related to immunomodulation, anti-inflammation, neurotransmission and neuroprotection, contributing to their anti-depressive effects.7 Read more? http://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v7/n9/full/tp2017206a.html?foxtrotcallback=true

 

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Taka Update September 19, 2017

  Taka Update September 19, 2017

 

Fish Information

This is very surprise. Boston Blue fin tuna is coming today. ¼ back size is 60 lbs, it means the total weight of this tuna is 300-350 lbs. The last time I received was almost a month ago and was really good. I am expecting this tuna.

Uni supply is changing. Japanese uni cannot get this week because of typhoon. But Maine uni is coming back. It was quarter for 6 months but we can catch now. California uni is also coming back.

Kinki, thorn head is on the menu now. It is a tiny fish but the price is more expensive than toro. It is called white fish toro. Akamutsu,Black throat is also getting popular.I but Akamutsu 2 times a week but always sold out. I feel the people finally understand what is good Japanese fish. The price is high but still much cheaper than NYC and other restaurants here.

 

Monday is Sushi Day.

All Togo orders are 20% off. These offers are Monday only. We extend it this month. I think I do this for a while.

 

September is Wine month.

The temperature is still high but patio season is coming back. It cools down at evening and good for wines. We can offer all bottles wines 30% off this month. I do Beer special in October, Sake special in November.

 

Eating meat linked to higher risk of diabetes

The Singapore Chinese Health Study reveals increased risk of diabetes with higher intake of red meat and poultry, partially attributed to the dietary iron content in these meats. While a plant-based diet is generally considered healthier than a meat-based diet in preventing the risk of diabetes, not all meats affect the risk equally. As Professor Koh Woon Puay of Clinical Sciences at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), and her team found out, higher intakes of red meat and poultry are associated with a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their higher content of heme iron in these meats. This study provides the foundation for evidence-based dietary recommendations to the Singapore population in mitigating diabetes risk and reducing the healthcare burden of this chronic condition.

Read more? https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/news/eating-meat-linked-higher-risk-diabetes

I think once a week of meat is fine. We need to take some protein from meat that I feel. Eating meat increase fighting spirit for business or sports I feel it. I do eat steak before the golf game or when I get tired. This is all mental issue actually.  My meal is 60-80% vegetables and I take fish every 2 days. Meat is once a week.

Linton Hopkins just opened a new steak house at Sun Trust Ball park. C Ellet’s Steak House has oyster and steak. I will go there soon to dine.

 

 

Taka Update August 08, 2017

Taka Update August 08, 2017

Fish Information
I have big tuna from Pacific Ocean. It is just red meat tuna only with no toro. I will not buy farmed tuna from Japan. It was last month and was a big mistake because of too much fat. That fat was not healthy at all. I try to buy wild caught tuna and look for natural made toro.
King salmon season is in. I have Alaskan and Japanese. Both are good.
Uni supply is not bad. Japanese one is not easy this week because of typhoon. I have Mexican uni this week. I believe this is from California peninsula.

Monday is Sushi Day.
We have Monday Special. Selected wines and sakes are $5 by the glass. Sapporo Draft beer is $3 by the glass. All Togo orders are 20% off. These offers are Monday only. We extend it in August, I think I do this for a while.

Stanford researchers find intriguing clues about obesity by counting steps via smartphones
Stanford researchers using smartphones to track the activity levels of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe made an intriguing discovery: In countries with little obesity, people mostly walked a similar amount per day. But big gaps between people who walked a lot and those who walked very little coincided with much higher levels of obesity.
Read more? http://news.stanford.edu/2017/07/10/stanford-researchers-find-intriguing-clues-obesity-counting-steps-via-smartphones/
I feel we have to walk more. I walked 4 hours at Golf course last Sunday. I walked 2-3 hours in Barcelona during on vacation. Walking is the best way to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes. We have to walk and try to avoid using wheelchairs when we get old.

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Taka Update July 19, 2017

Taka Update July 19, 2017

Fish Information
I have good tuna from Japan. This is Blue fin tuna. If you like toro, you must try it.
Live scallop is available. But it is summer time, some are bad because of high sea temperature, let’s say if I but 10, 2-3 are bad. It happened last year.
Uni is fine. I have Japanese and Chilean uni. Both are not bad.
I have fresh wild caught Shima Aji, striped jack this week.
And I have fresh Albacore from Oregon. Fresh albacore is summer time only. Must try!

Monday is Sushi Day.
We have Monday Special. Selected wines and sakes are $5 by the glass. Sapporo Draft beer is $3 by the glass. All togo orders are 20% off. These offers are Monday only. We have 2 more days in July.

Patio is closed because of Hot weather.
Some people want to seat at patio. It is too hot to eat. We serve sushi and sashimi, fresh cold items. You might get sick. And a few people complain about this. “Your sushi is not cold, it is warm”. We had this weird complain before. Please understand.

Aging comes from foot.
Locomotive syndrome is a condition of reduced mobility due to impairment of locomotive organs. Since upright bipedal walking involves minutely controlled movement patterns, impairment of any aspect of the locomotive organs has the potential to adversely affect it. In addition to trauma, chronic diseases of the locomotive organs, which progress with repeated bouts of acute exacerbations, are common causes of the locomotive syndrome.
We really need to be careful after 50 years old. We have to train bones, joints, muscles and nerves. Walking is good starting exercise. You can start with 20minutes walk a day.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jdi.12703/abstract You can read more. Good luck!

Taka Sushi 4600 Roswell Rd. Suite E110, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
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Taka Update June 2017

Taka Update June 05, 2017

Fish Information
My vacation is over. It is once a year. But I did not take any vacation last year. I went to Barcelona and Amsterdam. Restaurant business is normally slow after Memorial Day and it is good time to travel.
Fish is not much changed. Uni Is getting bad because of summer, Maines uni season is over about 3-4 weeks ago, California is short harvest. So we can get uni from Japan only. This is small one and the price is high. And I saw the news about uni in Japan. It is same as California, it means global warming. Stop Trump otherwise we cannot eat uni near future.
We can get Japanese fish tomorrow and Thursday as usual.

Rotary Club convention in Atlanta 2017
Yes, this is June 10-14th here in Atlanta. Many restaurants are fully booked on Saturday night. We have 20 people of Japanese group coming on that day.

Turmeric Extract May Prevent, Even Reverse Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
If you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, then you might just want to pick yourself up some turmeric. You don’t need to read below but Turmeric, curcumin works for diabetes prevention.
GreenMedInfo reports on the findings being described as a “remarkable human clinical study” published in the Diabetes Care journal from the American Diabetes Association, reports that “turmeric extract was 100% successful” in preventing pre diabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes over the course of 9 months.
Performed by Thailand researchers, the study’s primary object was to assess the efficacy of curcumin, the primary polyphenol in turmeric which gives the spice its golden hue, in delaying the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a prediabetic population.
The study design was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial including 240 subjects who met the American Diabetic Association’s criteria for prediabetes. All subjects were randomly assigned to receive either 250 mg of curcuminoid or placebo capsules for 9 months.
“After 9 months of treatment, 16.4% of subjects in the placebo group were diagnosed with T2DM, whereas none were diagnosed with T2DM in the curcumin-treated group. In addition, the curcumin-treated group showed a better overall function of β-cells, with higher HOMA-β (61.58 vs. 48.72; P < 0.01) and lower C-peptide (1.7 vs. 2.17; P < 0.05). The curcumin-treated group showed a lower level of HOMA-IR (3.22 vs. 4.04; P < 0.001) and higher adiponectin (22.46 vs. 18.45; P < 0.05) when compared with the placebo group.”
“A 9-month curcumin intervention in a prediabetic population significantly lowered the number of prediabetic individuals who eventually developed T2DM. In addition, the curcumin treatment appeared to improve overall function of β-cells, with very minor adverse effects. Therefore, this study demonstrated that the curcumin intervention in a prediabetic population may be beneficial.”

Taka Sushi 4600 Roswell Rd. Suite E110, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
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