Sushi isn’t healthy

Many people don’t realise sushi isn’t healthy and choose this over a sandwich for lunch in the belief that it is a healthier option.

sushi isn't healthyIn fact, there can be very little nutritional value in sushi and here’s why:

  1. A hand roll is usually about 70% white rice (equivalent to about two slices bread) which the body quickly breaks down into sugar, resulting in a spike in blood glucose levels.
  2. Protein – there isn’t much protein in a typical hand roll, and it’s often in a highly processed form and mixed with mayonnaise or sugary teriyaki sauce.
  3. Vegetables – are not usually found in sushi. Vegetables contain vital, essential nutrients which your body depends on to function well.
  4. Low in fat, low in protein, high in refined carbs – this choice for lunch will not promote satiety and will have you hungry and craving sugar before you know it.
  5. Salt – Sushi is often high in salt.

Enjoy as a treat, add some edamame beans, pick brown rice versions , choose sashimi instead and go easy on the soy sauce.

Written by Nutritional practitioner Alison Wright – available for consults at Balance Osteopathy.


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