(NOTE: I am definable not a nutrition expert; however, as an average joe who have lost over 60 pound and gain about 20 pound of muscle, and who also happens to own and operate Japanese restaurant, I am fairly confident and know what I am talking about. ALSO, I am not native English speaker, so please bare with me on the grammar.)
At this point, I am pretty sure everybody have heard and tried sushi in their lifetime. There are many misconception and errors that people go by and I am here to address some issues and guideline for your sushi eating habit. First thing first, let's go over some true and false statement about sushi.
1) Is sushi a raw fish?
A) False. Not ALL sushi are raw fish. Raw fish would be call sashimi. Raw fish with rice ball underneath would be call Nigiri. Sushi rolls are call Maki.
2) Is sushi healthy for you?
A) True AND False. Unfortunately, most of Japanese-American restaurants sushi is packed with unhealthy condiments, such as mayo. If you pick right type of sushi, it is an excellent source of your nutrition and your protein.
3) Is sushi at buffet consider as sushi?
A) In my opinion, sushi and buffet should never be in the same sentence, unless of course, if sushi restaurant SPECIALIZE in buffet style. If you go to Chinese restaurant buffet and there are sushi, please look over carefully. Most of sushi in Chinese buffet have bene out for long time and it's very low quaility "fish".
If you eat right type of sushi, it's an excellent source for your omega acid, fish oil, protein, vitamins and minerals. Like I stated above, most of Japanese-American sushi are not good for your body. Typically California roll (most basic sushi in America) contains:
- Sushi Rice w/ vinegar
- Imitation crab meats with PACK of mayos.
Everything is good, except for your imitation crab meats with mayos. Imitation crab meats alone is very very low calories (about 70 calories per 4 sticks of crab meats. Typically, they put 2 sticks in the roll), but with mayo in mix, it is very fattening and high calories that you don't desire.
So what rolls would be good for your body? The most excellent way to go would be sashimi, which is just raw fish. If you can't handle or afraid to try raw fish alone, consider rolls such as : Spicy tuna roll and spicy salmon roll.
Your typical Spicy tuna roll and spicy salmon roll contains:
-Sushi rice w/ vinegar
- Seaweed paper
- Spicy salmon/Spicy tuna mix-------Chunk of salmon or tuna with hot rooster sauce and sesame oil (different with restaurants) for tiny bit of "nutty" flavor and mixing agent.
If you're watching your fat content or calories content, ask them to: use imitation crab meat only, instead of mix. Easy on the sesame oil. ASK FOR BROWN RICE OR SOY PAPER.
Above all, I would highly recommand sushi to anyone who is on diet or weightlifters. It's just matter of picking out good sushi.
If you have any questions please don't hesist to ask away. Thanks and good eating!
Thread: Sushi For Your Body: 101
04-27-2011, 07:06 PM #1
Sushi For Your Body: 101
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04-27-2011, 07:13 PM #3
Very often. Many sauces on sushi are mixture of mayo or heavy cream as well. Think when you eat your sushi and if there is think sauce on time it's usually mayo mixture. Good example would be spicy mayo sauce that many Japense restaurants put on their sushi. It's like a thick orange sauce.
04-27-2011, 07:35 PM #4
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04-27-2011, 07:42 PM #7
To me, someone who preaches that mayo makes something unhealthy, when mayo basicly = eggs + reasonable/healthy fat, is someone to be disregarded.
Knowing what is in your food and aproximating your macros/calories is an entirely different issue.I OWE: JohnnyChristian
04-27-2011, 07:43 PM #8
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04-27-2011, 07:51 PM #11
Seem stupid? That's because it is...just as stupid as using the calories in 7 damn tablespoons of mayo as a way of indicating how calorie dense it is, it is a completely unrealistic quantity especially for sushi....I OWE: JohnnyChristian
04-27-2011, 08:01 PM #12
White rice > brown
mayo > all
What about extremely fancy rolls with tons of ingredients? A wonderful restaurant in my area serves what they call a Flaming Roll, it has everything in it, tempura, various sauces, several different kinds of fish and roe, white rice etc etc etc etc. I estimate that a typical serving would be around 600 calories with about 25 grams of fat and 20 grams protein. How close am I? Just curious.
04-27-2011, 08:06 PM #13
04-27-2011, 08:23 PM #14
I wouldn't jump the OP regarding his mayo warning. There are many people who wish to lose weight and they go to eat sushi thinking it's good for fat loss after they read it in a magazine with some small cucumber and rice 150 calorie roll photo, and then I LOL at them eating a 600 calorie roll... And they are like: "Yeah! This roll has tuna in it! It's lean! very low calorie. What's so funny?"
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04-27-2011, 08:58 PM #18
Why exactly does everyone feel the need to comb through posts like these to find something to start sh!t with?
Other than that mess, I still cant eat raw fish. I started eating sushi about a year ago, and I always ask for the fish cooked. Its a mental thing, I cant bring myself to eat it. Thanks for the suggestion on the spicy roll, Ill have to try it out.
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04-27-2011, 09:26 PM #24
Definitely agree with the OP about the sauces used in americanized sushi.
I used to work in a sushi restraint and was training to be a sushi chef till I had to leave for college. They use a fair amount of mayo and other fats. You would be suprised at how much cals can go up when eating sushi. Especially to me who is only allowed to go get sushi on the local sushi bars all you can eat night cause without I could probably eat the worth of my car in sushi in a couple of daysgoing back to bro science
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04-27-2011, 09:38 PM #26
Most people who eat soypaper is because they just cannot stand seaweed paper wrapper. Also, if you're watching your carb count, chief can roll sushi with soypaper at ease (because its smooth texture) without sushi rice. Soypaper is also consider health option because of calories, but also, some people cannot digest seaweed paper well.
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