In my previous post on the calories in sushi, i listed out the nutritional facts of the different types of sushi and some other dishes, focusing mostly the calorie counts of each individual dish. These sushi calories are as low as would ever get eating out and if you are on a diet it should be one of the key factors when deciding where to eat. Now I’m going to tell you why Sushi is healthy other than the low calories.
First of all Sushi and seafood in general are one of the best sources of nutrition available to us. It is packed with protein and nutrients, and is low in fat (depending on the preparation). Sushi is an excellent source of lean protein and contains very little heart clogging saturated fat unlike most forms of red meat.
The majority of the fat found in Sushi is 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 re-mediating many ailments from which we suffer for lack of this essential fatty acid in our modern diet, including cardiovascular disease.
Another great thing about Sushi and especially Sushi Rolls is that the seaweed wrap used in rolls, also called nori, is rich with essential vitamins and minerals. To add to the benefits, Wasabi and ginger both have antibacterial qualities, and ginger is widely regarded as aiding digestion and improving circulation.
So the next time you are planning on going out for dinner with friends, suggest Japanese as an alternative and you could even point out the many many health benefits.