5 Fit Facts That May Make You Want to Eat Sushi

5 Fit Facts on Eating Sushi. Investing in Fitness. Image Designed in PicMonkeyI’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

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Trivia Day: 5 Fun Fit Facts That May Make You Want to Take a Walk

FitFactsToday is Trivia Day. In honor of that, I thought I would share some health- and fitness-related trivia. All of the facts today are related to walking. You may be doing more of it than you think, even if you aren’t trying to, and if you are making an effort to walk, then there are some great benefits to doing so. Read on to learn more:

*The average foot walks more than a thousand miles a year.

*You will have walked approximately “>75,000 miles by the time you reach 50 years of age.

* Your life is extended by 1 ½ to 2 minutes, on average, for every minute you walk.

* Research suggests that society saves an average of 25 cents in medical and other health-care related costs for every mile that a person walks.

*Taking a brisk 30-minute walk or jog around a track three times a week has been found by the Duke University Medical Center to be as effective in relieving major depression symptoms in middle-aged and elderly people as antidepressant medication.

I hope you enjoyed these fit facts and maybe even learned something new. If they made you want to go for a walk, enjoy! Before you go, please share your thoughts on this post and/or share your own favorite fitness facts in the comments below. If you liked this post, please pass it along via one of the sharing options below. Happy Trivia Day, and happy trails!

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