Sushi and your Health

Wondered if sushi is as good for you as some say it is?

Sushi is very good for your health for many reasons. Not only is fish low in fat but it is also low in calories. It includes omega 3 fatty acids which are healthy for your heart, help concentration and ease arthritis pain. Fish is also rich in digestable protein and minerals especially calcium, phosphorus and iron.

The Nori or seaweed used in many types of sushi, is extremely high in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, Niacin and Vitamin C. In addition to being a good digestive aid, it is also a great source of iodine. Together with the rice, it becomes rich in complex carbohydrates.

To prepare rice for sushi special vinegar is used and this lowers cholesterol and has antiseptic qualities within your digestion.

Typically a box of 7 to 9 pieces of sushi contains only 300 calories, this may vary according to types of sushi of course!! If you start a meal with a broth based soup like Miso you will eat 20% less calories at that meal! We all know that the Japanese as a population have a lower rate of heart disease and obesity - in our opinion sushi is the answer!