Benefits Of Sushi

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Ever since I was a baby, I hated chewing even milk. After my eating disorder, the act of chewing made it harder for me to swallow and eat. In my mind, I was doing the math of the number of calories doing into my mind. When I get days like that, sushi is my go-to food since it can be eaten in a bite or two. I was curious to see what I’m eating nutrient wise.

Fish:

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Did you know that the sun isn’t the only source of vitamin D? you heard me right; fish is among the few foods that have it too. I’m saying this because even if Malta has sunny days all year long, I still had a vitamin D deficiency. I’m always embarrassed about how a few minutes in the sun can make me really sick as if I was in a real fire. Let’s not forget that some fish contains omega-3 fats, which your brain and body need to function correctly.

Wasabi:

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I like spicy food, but the one time I tried, I swore I would never again. Did you know that wasabi comes from the same family as a cabbage? Since it is made from the grated stem of Eutrema japonicum. Nutrition-wise it is rich in beta carotene, glucosinolates, and isothiocyanates. However, due to the wasabi plant’s scarcity, many restaurants use imitation paste which changes the nutrient content.

Seaweed:

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It has 44% of the protein in its dry weight, making it high-protein plant food like soybeans. What’s more, it has calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, iodine, thiamine, and vitamins A, C, and E, making it a great snack on its own.

Pickled Ginger:

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Ginger is a good source of potassium, magnesium, copper, and manganese. In addition, it may have specific properties that help protect against bacteria and viruses.

Alex

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12 thoughts on “Benefits Of Sushi

  1. ginger can also ease tummy aches, and you can chew on fresh ginger to help ease a toothache. One plant I plan on putting in one of my gardens is ginger.
    thanks for sharing the nutritional values, even though I don’t particularly like sushi – it was a good read!

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  2. Such a shame I can’t tolerate fish anymore I’m sure there’s a vegan version as I loved sushi and this is so informative thanks for sharing

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      1. I’ll have to look out for it maybe on vegankind I know on Amazon or the local Chinese market they have seaweed

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