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What You Probably Don’t Know About Sushi

What You Probably Don’t Know About Sushi

I will assume some of you just landed on earth after a long sojourn in Mars! You don’t know what sushi is, so I’ll give you a simple definition: sushi — a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored cold cooked rice served with a garnish of raw fish, vegetables, or egg.

Raw fish! I know what you’re thinking, so let me pacify your shock by telling youyou can also enjoy sushi with cooked fish. Now, let this guide turn you into a sushi master.

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More sumptuous details in the infographic generated by BluOnTheAvenueRestaurant.com.

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    So, you’re not a beginner, yet you seem to have a bad relationship with sushi (Sorry to hear this). A number of things are not in order. What am I saying here is… …you might have doused your precious rice rolls with so much soy sauce that you have actually overpowered the taste of the fish. You missed the real flavors your taste buds should be experiencing. Or your naughty friend have always deceived you to take more wasabi. The result? Wasabi burns. And each time… …you drink cold water to fight the burn.

    Don’t shake your head, now, and smile (We’ve all gone through that). The foodies at I love you.com have assembled a graphic that’s chock full of info to guide your sushiventure.

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      What? You’re a sushi aficionado? Then, you’ve got to learn some Japanese words you’ve heard in sushi bars. Not from the customers, but from chefs. These are terminologies once exclusive to the itamae (Japanese chef) community. However, with the rise of sushi’s popularity, they have become as common as Japanese eat shops.

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      Want to impress the chef next time you indulge in a sushi adventure? Do it with a package full of Fucho! What’s that, you don’t know the word? Here, get a serving to learn the term’s meaning. Go, sample the chart Lifehack got from Japan Trend Ranking, now.

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        Featured photo credit: Beginner’s guide to sushi/Blu on the Avenue Restaurant via bluontheavenuerestaurant.com

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        Last Updated on September 20, 2018

        How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

        How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

        Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

        If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

        1. Breathe

        The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

        • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
        • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
        • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

        Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

        2. Loosen up

        After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

        Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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        3. Chew slowly

        Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

        Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

        Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

        4. Let go

        Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

        The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

        It’s not. Promise.

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        Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

        Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

        21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

        5. Enjoy the journey

        Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

        Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

        6. Look at the big picture

        The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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        Will this matter to me…

        • Next week?
        • Next month?
        • Next year?
        • In 10 years?

        Hint: No, it won’t.

        I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

        Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

        7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

        You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

        Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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        8. Practice patience every day

        Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

        • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
        • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
        • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

        Final thoughts

        Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

        Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

        Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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