Monday, March 9, 2015

[Yakson House] Why is sushi good for you?

Avaliable in every High Street food store, and a lunchtime favourite among office 

workers, sushi could be providing more than a tasty lunch.

On average, the Japanese diet - raw fish, vegetables and rice contains small amount of 

fat and most of it the healthier polyunsaturated variety. 

As a result, their rates of heart disease are among the lowest in the world. Recently, 

scientists in Japan found that sushi dishes- flavoured parcels of rice with raw fish and 

vegetables could even protect smokers against lung cancer. 

Here, We will break down sushi and find out each of its health benefits. 

* Raw fish: 

On average, each person in Japan consumes around 100 grams of fish every day, in 

forms such as sushi, tempura and sashimi. 

The Omega-3 fatty acids in fish are linked to heart protection and improved circulation. 

However, fish are hosts to many parasitic worms, and some must be cooked to make 

sure all worms and their eggs are killed. 


Rice is the staple of the Japanese diet. It is a good source of energy and provides a 

supply of protein. 

Long used by naturopaths to treat digestive disorders, it sometimes helps in relieving 


* Wasabi:

This is the green paste, often served with sushi, that is the Japanese equivalent of 

English mustard. 

Thought to cleanse the palate, wasabi could also have health benefits. Scientists in 

Japan have discovered compounds called isothiocyanates in the paste that can help 

prevent tooth decay. 

Isn't this interesting study?

Wasabi has also been found to aid cancer prevention and prevent blood clots, if eaten 



The Japanese have been eating sea vegetables for centuries. They use seaweed in 

large amounts in their diet because of its concentrated mineral content. 

Up to a quarter of Japanese food contains seaweed to boost flavour. In sushi, dried sheets are wrapped around rice and vegetables to form a mini parcel. 

It is rich in iodine - vital for a healthy thyroid 

also, in calcium, magnesium and copper. 

* Ginger

A popular flavour enhancer in sushi dishes, ginger is also taken to mark the end of one 

type of sushi during a meal before moving on to the next. 

The spice is widely known to have therapeutic effects, not least in aiding digestion, and 

is often prescribed by naturopaths to ward off seasickness. 

It is also help relieve toothache.  

Now, you see sushi differently?

It is just a small piece of rice ball, but is packed with full of nutrients. 


Stay away from eating too much junk and eat healthy and stay healthy to fight this 

another hectic week. ^^

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