When it comes to sushi there are actually a lot more benefits to this food than you might realize...This is a food that has been around for thousands of years and is still around today so clearly something was good about it. This is something that I've been wanting to share for awhile so in today's article I'm going to be going over some of the different benefits of eating sushi and will also dive into why it just might be the next food that you should start eating...
...there are a lot of benefits to eating this type of food but there are also a few risks that you run eating this stuff as well so I'll address that as well - so let's go ahead and dive right in then shall we?
Benefits of Eating Sushi
I think the first thing you'll want to realize is that sushi is largely made up of rice,seaweed, and fish and although these are foods that you're probably not use to eating by themselves this is something that when put together is a delectable little treat. As I'm sure you know there are many tight regulations on becoming a sushi chef in fact many chefs are forced to undergoe extensive training (sometimes as much as TEN YEARS) before even being able to present a sushi roll to the public.
As you can see this is something that is really taken seriously over in Japan and even throughout the world and because of his I wanted to dedicate today's post on the composition and health content of these things. I think my favorite part about going out for sushi is just the atmosphere of it all and being a huge sushi fan myself I'm always finding excuses to get out and have a good time with my friends at places like this...
This is something that I really think is going to be an enjoyable activity for you if you make it a habit so make sure that you at least go out and check out a few different sushi restaurants because going out to places like this is a ton of fun and is something that everyone should be try at least once. I know that sushi is a little different than what most people are use to but if you're interested in trying out something new and exciting then I really think you'll want to try out some of our rolls. We've got some amazing drink specials too so even if you're not that hungry you can still go out and have a few drinks with your family and have a good time.
Below is a list of some of the benefits of eating sushi and I really think this is going to be important for you to understand for a bunch of reasons. Most of the ones that you're not familiar with are actually because you're not completely familiar with sushi and how it's made, hopefully this will help clear a few things up for you and also educate you on the immense value of sushi.
As people try to eat more nutritiously and add fish rich in omega-3 to their diets, sushi continues to grow in popularity. The compact little rolls certainly look nutritious - rice, fish, veggies - but how healthy is it to eat sushi?
Sushi for beginners
The Japanese have eaten sushi for centuries, but the sushi we know today originated as a fast-food option in Edo, Japan, in the mid-19th century. People could eat it with their hands or carry it with them as they went to the theatre. Visit a sushi cart or restaurant today, and you'll see two main kinds of rolls - nigiri and maki.
Nigiri consists of a mound of vinegared rice topped with a dab of hot horseradish wasabi and a slab of fish, crab, egg, or other topping. A small, thin bamboo mat is used to roll maki, a cylinder of rice wrapped in nori seaweed with a morsel of fish or other filling in the middle.
The health benefits of sushi
Sushi comes in such a staggering variety that many menus offer a pictorial glossary to help you order. Because of this diversity, the nutritional value of one roll to the next can vary. In general, fish provides a lean source of low-calorie, high quality protein. It's also low in saturated fats and cholesterol, making it a heart-healthy food choice. Salmon is especially high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to improved cholesterol levels, lowered blood pressure, and decreased risk of abnormal heart rhythms.
Mackerel, lake trout, herring, and tuna also have omega oomph.
The thin sheets of seaweed, or nori, which are flattened, cut, and wrapped around maki and hand rolls, contain mighty minerals. Iodine, essential for proper hormone function, is abundant in this dried sea vegetable. You'll also get the benefit of magnesium, calcium, iron, and antioxidant phytonutrients and folic acid from eating rolls wrapped in nori.
What To Watch Out For
Now as you know there are probably a lot of different things that go into sushi that can be less than savory if you're not careful. Now I know that for me personally this is something that I always watch out for but this is really nothing that you probably don't already know about.
The first thing that you'll want to watch out for is foodbourne illnesses, these are important to watch out for for a number of reasons but as long as you're eating food that's being prepared right and isn't being mishandled then you're really going to have nothing to worry about.
This is really going to depend on where you're eating at and what type of sushi restaurant you've got to deal with but either way this is something that is definitely important to keep your eye on so make sure that you're really paying attention to your food and asking your servers their policy on these types of things.
The next thing that you'll want to be careful of is mercury. Mercury is a metal that's present in a lot of fish around the planet and is something that you'll really want to watch out for over time. Mercury is usually fine in small dosages but is something that you'll really need to be careful of if you're not paying attention to the types of fish you're putting in your body. For instance tuna and swordfish are really high in mercury and if you're going out every Monday, Wednesday, Friday for swordfish sushi then you might want to consider checking up with a doctor on your mercury levels. This is important for a number of reasons but mercury toxicity can actually lead to a number of problems and is definitely something that you'll have to be careful of later down the line.
Putting It All Together
At the end of the day sushi is great for a number of reasons. There's a huge diversity of different flavorings and toppings you can get and overall this is a food that is actually surprisingly good for you. If you can stick to this type of diet and regularly incoporate sushi into your life then I really think you're going to have a great life ahead of you with plenty of memorable experiences.
Of course make sure that you're not consuming too much of this stuff as it's really easy to run into problems like mercury toxicity so be sure to check up with your doctor regularly if this is something that you think you might have to deal with.
Now if there's anything that you're not fully getting about this or if you just want to know more about Fuji Sushi and our policies when it comes to preparing and serving sushi please feel free to ask us and we'd be more than happy to help you out with whatever it is you might be having trouble with. We specialize in this industry and is something that we take pride in so please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Fuji Sushi has been in business for over a decade and loves to show off our workmanship and quality of service to our customers. This is something that we've always tried to showcase and we really think that the customer is the one who benefits from this.
If you can really make it a commitment to make sure that you're going through and doing these things then I really think you're going to have a really enjoyable sushi experience and this will turn into something that is a regular part of your weekly routine.
There's a ton of fun out of doing these things and this is something that you'll really want to follow along and keep doing so make sure to bring any friends along with you and turn this into something that the whole family can be a part of.