What Are the Benefits of Sushi?
There are so many different kinds of sushi out there that is impossible to breakdown the exact benefits of eat different roll in this one blog. Therefore, I'm just going to do an overview of the health benefits of sushi I found during my research.
I'm a vegetarian but I do eat seafood, which I believe is actually called some other term but for argument's sake, I just say I'm a vegetarian. I don't like to eat a lot of seafood but I do love my sushi!
Fish is a lean source of low calorie, high quality protein. Many fish have a high amount of omega 3 fatty acids which help keep cholesterol levels in check. Omega 3's are also said to increase your life expectancy.
There is always seaweed in some part of a sushi roll. Seaweed is chock full of minerals like iron, magnesium, and iodine to name a few.
Rice is used in all types of sushi except sashimi and is a great source of protein, carbohydrates and is also gluten free for those with wheat allergies out there.
Sushi is for the most part, a very healthy food. Just beware of the extra sauces, tempura and with all raw food, you always have to beware of food poisoning. I have come to terms with the fact that if you choose to eat raw food such as sushi, every once in a while you are bound to get a bad piece. I don't blame this on the restaurant because of course they wouldn't have served me the fish if they knew it was bad. It's just a risk you have to be willing to take.