18 August, 2016

    Sushi is the ultimate health food. As well as being the perfect go-to snack, grab-and-go meal or an indulgent dinner, sushi can be a crucial part of a healthier diet.

    For instance, when you select a plump piece of uncooked salmon, you’re not only eating a low calorie dish you’re also giving your heart and brain a positive boost too. Salmon and tuna are both low calorie, but they pack a punch in protein and omega-3s. Salmon, surprisingly, also carries a great big dose of vitamin D.

    Depending upon the type of fish and weight, the calorie intake can be between 40 to 65 calories.

    If you’re watching your weight, then the best type of sushi to include are those that have fresh cucumbers, avocados and sea vegetables like seaweeds. Californian rolls, for example, are full of chilled fresh vegetables. The salty crunch of seaweed salads deliver powerful healing as well as manage your calorific intake. They are full of nutrients, such as vitamin K, magnesium and folate – and simply so much more nutritious than a packet of chips!

    If you don’t think sushi will fill you up and see you through the day, then we would also recommend a warming cup of miso broth. It doesn’t have a significant number of calories, but does provide you with cup of steaming deliciousness that includes tofu pieces and seaweed to line a hungry tummy.

    And as with every meal, it’s important to stick to the recommended serving size. A good-sized meal should include up to 6 pieces of sushi for women, and 9 for men, or two hand rolls. It’s really easy to eat more sushi than you need, simply because the flavours are so intense.

    There are some types of sushi that you might consider consuming a little less if you’re actively watching your weight. For instance, some of the Sushi Sushi range does include delicious tempura prawns and the addition of Japanese mayonnaise, but even these indulgent treats might have fewer calories than a standard sandwich.