I’ve been eating sushi more often lately. It tastes good, fills me up, and is affordable for the kind I tend to get. I’ve also heard it’s pretty nutritious. So I today I decided to find out more about the health benefits of sushi and pass on some facts:
1. Nori, the sushi used on the outside of sushi rolls is low in calories and high in vitamins A, B-6, and C,*, high in minerals like iodine (which helps hormones function properly) as well as magnesium, calcium, and iron as well as being high in antioxidant phytonutrients and folic acid,** and may reduce blood pressure* and boost metabolism***
2. Though the nutritional value will differ depending on selection, fish in general provide high quality protein and are low in calories, fats, and cholesterol.**
3. Omega-3 fatty acids, which can improve cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and decrease the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, are especially high in salmon and also elevated in mackerel, lake trout, herring, and tuna.**
4. Though high in sodium,** soy sauce (often served with sushi) is low in calories,* high in iron and protein, and may aid digestion and help kill colon bacillus.***
5. The rice vinegar used in making sushi has antibacterial affects and may lower blood pressure.***
I hope you’ve enjoyed these fit facts about the health benefits of sushi. If you did, please pass the information on to others who may benefit via the social sharing buttons of your choice. If you would like further information on sushi, check out the Sources section below. While finding these facts, I also came across some helpful tips on how to eat sushi, which you can read here.
What is your favorite type of sushi? Let me know in the comments below.
*What are the Health Benefits of Sushi? on Livestrong.com
**Sushi: Health Benefits and Risks on C Health
***Seven Reasons to Eat Sushi Other than Because it Tastes Great on RocketNews24