If you are a big sushi fan, then you are probably guilty of having a date with King Crab Rolls or Smoked Salmon even three times a week. Sushi is just too good to resist, isn’t it? And, it’s easy to lose the count of how many you eat in a week when you want to have it every other day.
How Often Can You Eat Sushi?
According to a registered dietician, healthy adults can safely consume 2-3 sushi rolls, which means 10-15 pieces of sushi per week. However, the statistics are different for the elderly, pregnant women and others with the compromised digestive system. Mercury is a concern for most people when it comes to fish, but not all fish carry the same mercury risk. You should moderate your consumption of these types of fish in sashimi, nigiri or otherwise.
Those Kae rolls you love so much, are made from fish that are much lower in mercury content, meaning you can safely eat it more often. This includes salmon, crab, shrimp, and eel.
Is Sushi Healthy?
Sushi can be a healthy choice, but it depends on the variety you order. Oily fish such as salmon and tuna contain omega-3, which is an essential fatty acid. The World Health Organization recommends eating 1-2 portions of oily fish a week, so sushi can be a delicious way to reach these targets.
Raw Fish is Packed with Important Nutrients
Nutrients may vary depending on the type of sushi you eat. For example, eating raw fish could be one of the better ways to reap the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Some forms of cooking fish, such as frying and microwaving, may reduce the levels of these healthy fats, according to 2009 study of skipjack tuna. Fish is a low-fat high quality protein. Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium, also, is packed with protein, vitamins, and nutrients that can lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Some Individuals Should Not Consume Raw Seafood at All
High-risk groups, such as people with compromised immune systems, babies, young children, and older adults should not eat raw or undercooked fish at all. Pregnant women are also discouraged from consuming raw fish, since they could potentially risk acquiring bacteria or parasites that might be harmful to the baby. As much as we may want to our bodies can’t function solely on takeout sushi. In addition to eating a combination of cooked, high-quality and low-mercury fish, it is very important to maintain a varied diet.
Many nutritionists suggest mixing in plenty of vegetables, fresh fruit, and healthy fats (like avocado, extra virgin olive oil, and nuts for alternate sources of omega-3 fatty acids), whole grains, healthy carbs (like sweet potato and squash), lean proteins, and antioxidant-rich herbs and spices.
Which sushi ingredients aren’t as healthy?
Sushi rice is often made ‘sticky’ with a combination of vinegar, sugar and salt, which will increase your total intakes of sugar and salt for the day.
Soy sauce is very high in salt, so it’s worth keeping an eye on how much you use. Just one teaspoon of soy sauce may have up to 15% of your recommended daily salt intake.
Some varieties of sushi or accompanying dishes are made with mayonnaise or deep fried in batter. This can dramatically increase the levels of saturated fats in your meal.
Kae Sushi Offers Different Types of Sushi
Kae Sushi is a quaint restaurant located in the beautiful and magnificent Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables. Kae Sushi is more than a Japanese restaurant; it is a fusion of Japanese cuisine with a touch of Miami, created by our Executive Chef and Associate, Efrain Landa. The conceptual style of Kae’s small meal portions fosters a shared dining experience for our guests. One of Kae’s most important pillars is customer service. Each member of our team contributes to our success. Our Chef Landa, has 15 years of experience working with Japanese cuisine, making him an expert in merging flavors that will delight any palate. We offer Lunch Specials, on Monday’s through Friday’s, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and Happy Hour on Monday’s and Friday’s, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. We also offer pickup and delivery service for the ease of our customers.