Sushi And Health

Sushi (and seafood in general) may be one of the best sources of nutrition available to us. Packed with protein, dense with nutrients, and often low in fat, sushi is an excellent way to enjoy a meal regardless of one’s dietary lifestyle choice. Sushi is an excellent source of lean protein and contains very little heart clogging saturated fat, unlike meat from terrestrial animals, and what fat is available is mostly in the form of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are not only a nutritional requirement for humans, but also a fatty acid that shows promise in remediating many ailments from which we suffer for lack of this essential fatty acid in our modern diet, including cardiovascular disease. The seaweed wrap used in rolls (maki), called nori, is rich with essential vitamins and minerals. Wasabi and ginger both have antibacterial qualities, and ginger is widely regarded as aiding digestion and improving circulation.

This section of The Sushi FAQ will provide information to our readers about the benefits, and the risks, of sushi, as well as a detailed analysis of the calories in sushi from many sources. We hope to clear up any misconceptions that this artful and unique food endures, as well as provide information for anyone who may not be aware of just how beneficial sushi (and seafood in general) can be. From the links above, we will be covering three areas that we have been asked about most, the calorie content of many common sushi items, the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, and the risks inherent in eating sushi. We hope you both enjoy and learn something from our new ‘sushi and health’ section.

Other Resources

There are plenty of other resources on the web for information, some of my favorites are:

Miscellaneous Pages:
The Tokyo Food Page is a large repository of general information about sushi, restaurants, recipes, and Tokyo!

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