Weight Loss And Sushi

By Sharolyn Rosenow

There are lots of factors which all have resulted in the continually increasing unhealthy weight gain of the American population. Careers are much less physically demanding. Spare-time activities are much less physically active. Sedentary home entertainment is amazingly alluring, and calorie rich processed foods are always available.

As a result, most adults, at some point or another, contend with issues of weight loss, nutritional value, and overall health. It's actually no surprise that various and sundry diet programs are a part of popular culture. The Atkins Diet is well known, and who hasn't got word of a low carbo diet plan? There's even a cookie weight loss plan.

With our country's body fat problem so interwoven with our culture, perhaps it's a good idea to look to other cultures that do not exhibit these problems. It would not be advisable to look for answers in agrarian nations. Certainly, reworking our existing economy around weight-loss and health is just not likely. So, let's consider other nations with similar economies to ours.

How about Japan? The small island nation is without question an advanced, service oriented economy very similar to our own. Having said that, apart from the Sumo Wrestler, the Japanese aren't thought of as suffering from a weight issue.

Let us start by checking out the quintessential Japanese food: Sushi. Is sushi healthy? Sushi is made up of small servings of rice (carbs) and fish. Fish is nearly pure protein. Despite the fact that some fish is fatty, most fish isn't. Low fat fish includes tuna, albacore, halibut, red-snapper, and shellfish.

However, some sushi can be fattening. Steer clear of rolls with mayonnaise or other ingredients that include saturated fat, including Philadelphia rolls or tempura rolls. Stick with the straight forward, traditional rolls comprised of rice and fish. The smaller the volume of rice, the better.

Could sushi be the secret to Japanese weight control? The food balances reasonable carbohydrates along with a low-fat, high protein fish. Undoubtedly, there are various additional factors, however eating sushi certainly can't hurt.

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