What are the Dangers and Benefits of Sushi: an Expert Explains Why You Shouldn’t Abuse the Delicacy

Marina Borzhemska-Uzelkova, a well-known fitness trainer and TV presenter, explained the benefits of sushi and rolls. She also noted that they can be harmful to the body. Fresh and properly cooked rolls and sushi are healthy and nutritious dishes, as sea fish contains a large number of vitamins and minerals, the fitness trainer assured.

She also noted that nori seaweed, which contains iodine, retinol, and vitamins C and E, is also useful in sushi. “Wasabi, ginger, and soy sauce have antiseptic, antibacterial, and immunostimulating effects, have a beneficial effect on the nervous system and act as antioxidants and antidepressants,” the expert said.

How and to whom can sushi harm?

“As often happens, what is useful can also cause significant harm to the body,” writes Borzhemska-Uzelkova. According to her, the main danger in sushi is raw fish, which is not always stored according to the rules.

Nori algae, being a source of iodine, can be dangerous in large quantities and cause thyroid disorders. This can lead to serious consequences and diseases. Soy sauce, in turn, contains a large amount of salt. It retains fluid in the body, deposits on the joints, and increases blood pressure in hypertensive patients. In addition, rice, which is prepared specifically for sushi, is processed and loses some nutrients, which also affects the figure.

“So you shouldn’t abuse Japanese cuisine and eat sushi too often. And it is important not to eat in the evening. This is not the most dietary and healthy dish of the options that surround us. But sometimes you can indulge. As with everything, you need a measure,” Borzhemska-Uzelkova summarized.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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