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Sushi and Nutrition

By Kristy Bornstein

There are lots of factors which all have resulted in the continually increasing unhealthy weight gain of the American population. Careers are much less physically demanding. Spare-time activities are much less physically active. Sedentary home entertainment is amazingly alluring, and calorie rich processed foods are always available.

For this reason, most adults, at one time or another, deal with issues of weight loss, nutritional value, and overall health. It's actually no surprise that various and sundry diet programs have become an important part of popular culture. The Zone Diet is well known, and who hasn't already read about a low carbohydrate diet? There is even a cookie diet regime.

With this country's weight problem so interwoven with our culture, it might be a good idea to look to other civilizations that do not exhibit these problems. It would not be useful to seek answers in rural nations. Clearly, reworking our entire financial system around weight reduction and health is not likely. So, let's look at other nations with similar economies to ours.

How about Japan? The small island nation is without question an advanced, service oriented economy very similar to our own. Having said that, apart from the Sumo Wrestler, the Japanese aren't thought of as suffering from a weight issue.

Let us start by checking out the quintessential Japanese food: Sushi. Is sushi healthy? Sushi is made up of small servings of rice (carbs) and fish. Fish is nearly pure protein. Despite the fact that some fish is fatty, most fish isn't. Low fat fish includes tuna, albacore, halibut, red-snapper, and shellfish.

Although, some sushi may be fattening. Keep away from rolls with mayonnaise or any other elements that include unhealthy fat, along the lines of Philadelphia rolls or tempura rolls. Stay with the straightforward, traditional rolls composed of rice and fish. The smaller the amount of rice, the better.

Could sushi be the secret to Japanese weight control? The food balances reasonable carbohydrates along with a low-fat, high protein fish. Undoubtedly, there are various other variables, however eating sushi certainly can't hurt.

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