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Benefits of Sushi

By on August 10, 2012 in Dieting with 0 Comments

Loved by many, hated by many others. A dish that is fashionable and is associated with the upper class. Yes, we are talking about sushi. If you have not yet got the chance to try it, we invite you to give it a try. There are  benefits it can brings to your health.

Let’s look why this  Japanese dish is good, for occasional consumption.

Fish – Sushi, as fish, gives us very few calories. Remember that white fish like red snapper or sea bass, provides less than 100 calories per 100 grams. Meanwhile, mackerel, eel and tuna give us less than 200 calories in the same amount. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, essential for preventing heart disease, stroke and arthritis.

Rice – Rice gives us proteins and carbohydrates. It is also free from gluten.

Rice vinegar – Rice vinegar has antibacterial properties. In fact, it is used to preserve food. It is also said to help prevent the risk of hypertension, which improves digestion. And did you know that in dilute state, it is a potent skin conditioner?

Ginger – The accompaniment of ginger in sushi is also a healthy food. It is a natural antiseptic, aids digestion and strengthens the immune system, which helps fight colds and flu.

Soy sauce – Soy products provide us with iron, magnesium, potassium and protein . They possess phytoestrogens, which are used for treatment of menopause-related problems. You just have to find a low sodium to make this dish even healthier.

Nori – Do you know what a nori seaweed is? It is very nutritious as it contains minerals (including iodine), protein and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, niacin and vitamin C. The darker the nori, the better the quality of this seaweed.

 

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