If you are like most in Kirkland, you have probably made a New Year’s Resolution to eat better, exercise more, and generally live a healthier lifestyle. In many cases, healthy eating is equated with only snacking on raw veggies and trying to involve kale in as many appetizing ways as possible. However, healthy eating isn’t just all raw veggies and eating low carb. Sushi actually has many health benefits. Though there are still quite a few calories in sushi dishes, depending on what you get and how much you eat, sushi isn’t something to shy away from as you intend to eat healthy, simply because you may have assumed there is no nutritional value in this delightful cuisine. Today, on the Sushi Joa blog, we are going to talk briefly about some health benefits that sushi has to offer.

Supports a Healthy Heart

Eating sushi is actually great for your heart! Because sushi, in most cases, is made up of fish, when you eat sushi, you are getting a fair amount of omega 3-fatty acids that balance the good cholesterol and eliminates the bad.

Aids in Balancing Hormones

Seaweed is rich in iodine which can assist the functions of the endocrine system; a healthy diet of iodine can help you make significant progress toward a better quality of life through better balancing of the body’s hormones.

Boosts Metabolism

This something we all like to hear when it comes to eating certain types of food. Because sushi is rich in protein and low in fat, due to the fish that makes up most of the sushi dish, the body is better able to create new cells which preserves your health and keeps the entire body strong.

Assists in Cancer Prevention

Sushi is actually rich in antioxidants due to wasabi and ginger served alongside this delightful dish. Both have anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic properties which both serve to prevent cancer.

These are just a few of the many health benefits sushi has to offer! To indulge the taste buds and strengthen the body, come in to Sushi Joa in Kirkland and enjoy some sushi this January!