Is Eating Sushi Healthy?

Is Eating Sushi Healthy?

Depending on the sushi you choose, you could end up with a lunch or dinner that is very high in carbohydrates and without any significant vegetables.

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Sushi may seem like an incredibly healthy meal because it is made up of seafood which provides high-quality protein. However, depending on the choices you make you could end up with a lunch or dinner that is very high in carbohydrates and does not contain any significant vegetables.

What Are the Health Benefits of Sushi?

Sushi is a quick and easy source of protein. If you’re looking for a high-protein meal or snack, choose tuna, salmon or rainbow rolls, which can have 20 or more grams of protein per roll.

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish benefit your cardiovascular health, plus they are natural anti-inflammatory compounds and play a role in brain function. Choose salmon, trout and tuna if you are looking to get omega-3 fatty acids.

Sushi Can Be Very High in Sodium

Shrimp tempura rolls are very high in sodium. One of the major drawbacks of sushi is its relatively high sodium content. While the nutrition information for sushi differs from roll to roll, and from restaurant to restaurant, many sushi rolls have a significant amount of sodium.

For example, a lobster shrimp roll at one popular American restaurant has 1,030 milligrams of sodium. That is an excessive amount of salt, given that the upper intake limit for sodium is 2,300 milligrams. More than half of the people in the U.S. are limited to a daily intake of 1,500 milligrams because of high blood pressure and other health conditions or other factors.

Tempura rolls, king crab rolls and calamari rolls also contain more than 1,000 milligrams of sodium per serving.

Chose sashimi (pieces of raw fish without rice) instead maki which has the fish rolled into rice and seaweed.

Eat wasabi radish – it is packed with antioxidants and it is believed that wasabi has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects.