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Is Sushi good for you?

I was wondering if sushi might actually be bad for you- I tend to feel bad afterward. I even have cut way down on sodium when I eat sushi.

Fri. Jun 22, 10:22am

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Could be that sushi isn't good for YOU... maybe you've got some kind of allergy to one of the ingredients, or to uncooked fish oil or something like that.

I've got high blood pressure, and if I'm not careful with the soysauce, I can send my bp through the roof eating sushi.

Friday, June 22, 2007, 11:41 AM

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Many types of sushi are good for you-low cal (not all though!), low saturated fat and minimally processed, and the nori (a type of seaweed) that sushi is often wrapped in is very good for you-high in vitamin A, fiber, protein, and phytonutrients. Sushi isn't high in sodium itself-it's the soy sauce that people use with it that is!

You could have an allergy, or just a sensitive stomach. What type of sushi do you usually eat?

Friday, June 22, 2007, 12:19 PM

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Try to substitute the Soy Sauce, with Bragg's Amino Acids, it's a fantastic low-sodium alternative. I find it at my local co-op.

Monday, June 25, 2007, 1:08 AM

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I just started eating sushi and was wondering about this as well...without the soy sauce, how bad is say, a california roll or something? Its delicious!

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 7:12 AM

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Just be careful... A lot of the rolls have a spicy mayo that keeps it all together. Unitl recently, I thought I was being virtuous when I ordered an entire plate of California rolls as my meal. Of course, we're allowed to endulge every so often, aren't we? ;)

Approximate nutritional breakdown of sushi items:

Avocado roll: 246 calories, 11g fat, 33g carbs

Spicy tuna roll: 290 calories, 11g fat, 26g carbs

Shrimp tempura roll: 544 calories, 13g fat, 75g carbs

Philadelphia roll (salmon, cream cheese, avocado): 319 calories, 5g fat, 30g carbs

Spider roll (fried soft-shell crab): 317 calories, 12g fat, 38g carbs

California roll: 266 calories, 8.5g fat, 36g carbs

Cucumber roll: 136 calories, 0g fat, 30g carbs

Eel and avocado roll: 372 calories, 17.5g fat, 31g carbs

Tuna nigiri (2 pieces over rice): 240 calories, 1g fat, 27g carbs

Salmon sashimi (2 pieces, no rice): 164 calories, 6g fat, 0g carbs

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 7:28 AM

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Great breakdown! However, the nutritional breakdown represents how many rolls?

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 7:47 AM

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My idea of sushi for a long time was limited to rolls - primarily California rolls and Jambalaya rolls - shrimp tempura with eel and spicy mayo (Ymm)...
would say those aren't so low fat, but...

friends introduced me to sashimi (fish without the rice) and after eating the sashimi special, I felt satisfied but not full and bloated like with the rolls

also, the soup can be salty, if you eat that with it

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 8:48 AM

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7:28 here...

Actually, it is several rolls (6, maybe). I should have stated that. So it's not terrible. But I tell you, I used to eat those rolls with reckless abandon. But then, I used to do that with a lot of foods! :D

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 10:54 AM

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When people give info for a roll, that is the way that the sushi chefs make the sushi - it is one piece of seaweed, spread with the rice, and then the fish/filling is added. Then they roll it up into one roll, and that roll is sliced into 6 - 8 bite-sized pieces. So, a roll for around 250 cals really isn't so bad, considering the protein, fiber, and healthy fats in most (like, from fish and avocado. Tempura filling and spicy mayo is not so healthy.) I can eat 2 rolls for dinner and be completely satisfied. And a 500-calorie dinner isn't too bad.

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 11:05 AM

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I think there's too much white rice in sushi for it to be good for someone who is trying to lose weight.

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 11:37 AM

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