What is the secret of the longevity of the Japanese? How is everyone in that country in such a good physical shape? How are Japanese women so beautiful? It is not just about the climate and moderate lifestyle but also healthy food that in majority consists of grains and different types of seafood. For example, the calorie count of traditional sushi and sashimi is very low, whereby they’re rich in vitamins and minerals. Sushi is a great example of well-balanced food that helps to get rid of that extra weight and normalise the digestion, and also to keep one’s hair, nails and teeth healthy and strong.
The ingredients of sushi are relatively simple and beneficial. Rice is a good source of energy; it contains a lot of fibre and carbohydrates and is also rich in proteins, iron, thiamin and niacin. The seafood accompanying the rice does not generally undergo lengthy thermal processing, which means all the good amino acids and micronutrients are preserved. The fish species used contain high amounts of phosphorus, potassium, iodine and magnesium, fluorine and B-complex vitamins that have an especially good effect on the human nervous system. In addition, the fish is rich in polyunsaturated Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that play an important role in preventing the arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. It is much healthier to ‘snack’ on sushi and sushi rolls than on Western junk food or our common sausage sandwiches, not to mention pies or pastries.
Sushi is ideal for persons on a low-calorie diet – it’s a true treasure for those looking to lose weight. Sushi is a relatively nutritious food, although the portions are not big and have low fat content. It only takes a small portion to supplement the nutrient reserves of our body and to satiate hunger. For this reason those practicing the Japanese cuisine do not have to complain about the loss of their energy reserves, slimness and attractiveness! At that, they do not have to bother with strict diets or to unhappily eat the same bland food.
But the list of benefits of eating sushi goes on. The fish is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids that assist with fighting depression and improve the functioning of the brain. This is why the Japanese are always calm and intelligent. In addition, some studies have proven that Japanese children, who are used to eating a lot of fish and seafood since their early childhood, grow into more calm, composed and dutiful people.