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The grand debate: does sushi provide health benefits or not?

Even though you do not know very much about Japanese culture, one thing is for sure.

Even though you do not know very much about Japanese culture, one thing is for sure. Since you first tasted sushi, which represents a common dish made from rice, wasabi, fish and seafood, vegetables, vinegar and sometimes even tropical fruits, you could not help but visit different locations serving this delicacy. In fact, since you no longer enjoy the same meals that you prepare daily, you started thinking about exploring various sushi recipes and integrating this amazing dish into your diet. If you are the type of person who cares about her body, then you pay great attention to the products you eat. Of course, you allow yourself to break the rules occasionally, but this is understandable because you have to feel alive from time to time. However, if you truly plan to prepare various recipes based on sushi, then you probably want to know if it comes with certain health benefits. The good news is that you will not face disappointment in this regard.

The main ingredient found in sushi is rice – a good source of protein

Of course, there are people out there who still have doubts in what concerns this particular dish, but if you learned a few basics about Japan then you know that it has the oldest life expectancy across the globe. It is common sense, but food plays a great factor in achieving this performance. However, if you need more facts before going to the kitchen and following that appealing sushi recipe you just found online, this article has the purpose to help you extend your knowledge in relation to the health benefits of sushi. The best method of uncovering the secrets of sushi is taking each ingredient one at a time. The major player in sushi is rice, which is ideal if you need a good source of protein, not to mention about its slow digestion, which makes it perfect for those people who are struggling to maintain a slim figure. If you have wheat allergy, once again, you cannot go wrong with rice. As a result, you instantly get several benefits from just the main ingredient.

All the other ingredients are healthy and recommended by nutritionists

Moving on to fish and seafood, your body only needs a small portion of fish in order to enjoy its daily dose of protein. In what concerns the calories, do not worry because the same principle applies. Nobody has ever gained weight from eating fish, not to mention that salmon and tuna prevent medical conditions like arthritis, stroke and heart disease. In fact, if you make a comparison between Japan and any other country, you will notice that people there do not experience these medical issues. Therefore, we can add another healthy ingredient found in sushi to the list. Apparently, wasabi has antibacterial properties and contains magnesium, calcium, fiber, protein and vitamin C, among others. Moreover, it improves digestion making this plant a great addition to the existing ingredients included in sushi. Finally yet importantly, the last major ingredient that we have to tackle consists in vegetables. And who ever said that vegetables are not healthy?

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