• Miriam Rose

Is Sushi Healthy?

Many of us believe that having Sushi for lunch is healthy. Well I’m about to be the bearer of bad news…it’s not! Below are the reasons why.

  • Sushi rice is high GI, which means it will spike your blood sugar, leaving you feeling hungry shortly after and with sugar cravings. In addition, high GI foods promote weight gain!

  • There is virtually no protein in sushi. I guarantee you’ll be craving sugar in the afternoon if all you have for lunch is sushi!

  • Sauces that come with sushi (such as Soy sauce) are often high in sodium and sugar.

  • Deep fried crumbed chicken is fried in vegetable oils (likely canola oil) which will increase inflammation.

  • Sushi is rich in bacteria (and not the good kind!). Studies shave shown that supermarket and restaurant sushi have higher levels of salmonella and listeria, as well as other bacteria that can cause gastrointestinal issues.

  • Fish in sushi is often farmed, meaning that it contains less omega-3 and more omega-6, increasing inflammation.

  • Fish in sushi have some of the highest levels of mercury. These include tuna, swordfish, shark and mackerel. Eating sushi weekly has been linked to higher-than-safe mercury levels.

So for those sushi lovers out there, you may need to consider other lunch options!

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