I’ve actually had a really good response by email from people that are interested in what I have to say. Thanks for reading! I would like to answer a question though I’ve had from Yamazaki2Dragons by email – is sushi healthy for you and why?
Well, is sushi bad for you or is sushi good for you? I know that sushi is actually very good for you and here’s why.
- It doesn’t have any added fats which can really add up over the day to make you unhealthy.
- There is next to zero cholesterol in sushi.
- The fish content helps make sushi good for you. Fish contains Omega 3 which is good for the brain, vitamin E which helps lower your cholesterol and is also high in protein.
- Rice, another main component of sushi, is a healthy food that also contains zinc, which helps the immune system.
- Lots of sushi contains seaweed which is rich in antioxidants.
As fast food goes, it is hard to beat the nutritional value of sushi. The ingredients that go into it and the way its prepared are why I can rely on it when I’m too busy to spend lots of time cooking and just want something quick, without having to worry about what I’m putting into my body.
Of course, there are times when it pays to be careful. I’ve heard that some places like to stuff their sushi with mayonnaise. Watch out for that! You would be able to taste it straight away but then it might be difficult to get a refund for such a reason. Also buying ready made sushi can sometimes expose you to MSG (monosodium glutamate) of HVP (the free form of MSG). Neither of those are particularly good for you so check the label before you buy.
Honestly, I find the best way to make sushi good for you is to prepare it yourself. It honestly is easy and then you know what is going into it. You also have the luxury of being able to tailor your food to your own taste! So yes, sushi is good for you, especially sushi that you prepare yourself.
I hope that answers your question Yamazaki