The Health Benefits of Sushi
5 Reasons To Eat Sushi, Besides That It Tastes So Good!
Sushi already has a lot going for it. It’s quick, easy, delicious, and generally fairly inexpensive. It is the perfect meal for every occasion, from a family dinner to a date night out on the town! However, one of the best parts about sushi is the amazing health benefits associated with it! Just in case you needed more reasons to eat sushi, we thought we’d share with you everything you need to know regarding not just why sushi tastes so good but the reasons behind why it so good for you!
1. It Is Low In Calories
The majority of sushi options out there allow you to fill your stomach without filling out your jeans! No, this doesn’t apply to all sushi dishes, however as long as you avoid the heavy sauces and deep fried rolls, you can keep your caloric intake low while enjoying a delicious meal! Try and opt for rolls that are vegetable heavy (carrots, cucumbers, avocado, etc.) and go easy on rolls that contain mayonnaise, cream cheese, or other creamy fillings. Keeping within these guidelines can ensure you a happy, healthy meal!
2. It Contains Protein
Vital for healthy muscle function, protein can be most often found in meat, including fish. As your average sushi roll contains a good amount of fish, you are likely to get a protein rich meal! Do your best to stay away from rolls with crunchy fish or shrimp because they are often fried which can jeopardize the amount of nutrients the fish may have originally had in it’s fresh state. Go for lean fillings, such as shrimp and tuna so you receive a nice dose of protein without a huge amount of fat.
3. It Contains Many Minerals
A great thing about eating sushi is that you end up indulging in minerals and nutrients you wouldn’t normally intake from other foods that can play a big role in your overall health. For example, seaweed contains concentrated amounts of many trace minerals, including copper, magnesium, and iodine. These minerals can be essential in reducing the effects of, or preventing, health issues such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and more!
4. It Gives You Energy
Suffering from that mid-afternoon slump and need a quick pick me up? Instead of reaching for your coffee mug or a bar of chocolate, grab a couple of sushi rolls instead. Sushi rice contains carbohydrates which provide your body with it’s main source of fuel. To reduce the risk of a sugar crash later, opt for brown rice as it’s less refined than white rice. Additionally, any vegetables included in your rolls offer up carbohydrates as well to keep your powered up through the whole day!
5. It Helps Digestion
Even if you don’t realize it’s there, many sushi rolls contain rice vinegar. Rice vinegar is great for digestion as it is gentle on your system and can help keeps things humming along smoothly. The best part about it is that you don’t need a ton of it! So, you don’t have to pay too much attention to how much of it you are ingesting! Just keep eating and enjoying sushi and the small amount of rice vinegar will do the trick all on it’s own.
So Do Your Body A Favor And Come Grab A Roll Or Two!
Here at Nagoya, our lunch, dinner, and happy hour menus are filled with nutrient rich sushi selections. We provide our customers with a memorable dining experience that is fun, fresh, and flavorful! Come by and grab a roll or two just for yourself, or invite the whole family to enjoy dinner and a show at one of our hibachi grill tables! To plan your next night out and make a reservation or to grab a few things to go, give us a call or order online. We look forward to having you dine with us soon!