Monday, October 8, 2012

Sushi Is The Secret To Weight Management

By Delois Ryba

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 consequence, most adults, at some point or another, tackle issues of weight loss, nutritional value, and overall health. It is actually no wonder that various and sundry diet plans have grown to be a component of pop culture. The Miami Beach Diet is famous, and who has not discovered a low carb weight loss program? There is even a cookie diet program.

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.

Why not consider Japan? The small island nation is unquestionably a high tech, service oriented economy just like our own. Although, aside from the Sumo Wrestler, the Japanese are not thought of as dealing with a weight issue.

Let us start by looking at the quintessential Japanese food: Sushi. Is sushi healthy? Sushi consists of small servings of rice (carbohydrates) and fish. Fish is nearly pure protein. Even though some fish is fatty, most fish isn't. Low fat fish includes tuna, albacore, halibut, red-snapper, and shellfish.

Although, some sushi may be fattening. Stay clear of rolls with mayonnaise or other elements that include unhealthy fat, including Philadelphia rolls or tempura rolls. Stay with the straightforward, traditional rolls consisting of rice and fish. The smaller the quantity of rice, the better.

Could sushi be the secret to Japanese weight control? The food balances reasonable carbs along with a low-fat, high protein fish. Undoubtedly, there are lots of other variables, however eating sushi certainly can't hurt.

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