Many people are curious as to the diet consumed by the famous martial artists of Japan known as the Ninjas. Today, we currently acknowledge that the Japanese diet is considered by health experts to be one of the healthiest in the world. Japan, has one of the highest Life expectancies, and obesity has only recently become an issue with the infiltration of western fast foods. But as a subset of this culture the Ninja diet was born. From historical sources, we’ve learned the ninja diet was largely macrobiotic in nature and consisted of:
- Brown rice
- Various mountain vegetables.
- Small fish (bones and all)
Living in remote areas, a ninja clan would often have to live off the land, augmenting their cultivated crops with wild edible plants, and game. This type of diet would be high in nutritional factors, low in fat or processing. All things that we today should be striving for in our warrior diet, maybe it is time for you to adopt a new and healthier ninja nutrition plan in your life!
Now this is just a small sample of the nutrition that a ninjutsu warrior would need to keep them in top fighting shape and in lesson two there is an expanded lesson covering the Ancient and Modern Ninja Warrior Diet, while in lesson 3 there are several recepies for delicious and nutritious meals.
Stay tuned here for more on the Ninja Warrior diet, recipes and much, much more!!
it is necessary to eat small fish…im pure vegetarian..replace any other food from small fish.
I am vegitarian but lean toward vegan. I do consume sweets, pastry, breads, but avoid dairy and eggs. I have high triglycerides, but have lowered my cholesterol overall. I would like to add more sea vegetables such as sea kelp to my diet. I would like to live over 100 years with out western medicine. I am 44 years old.
Did ninjas really eat small fish bones and all.
Very cool website! I am a vegetarian as often as I can be but add poultry and fish into my diet as needed to ensure I get enough protein. Thanks for helping me map out my diet for the future though – between the Shaolin Monks and Ninjas, vegetarians warriors are pretty cool role models.