The Healthy Side of Japanese Dish – SUSHI

Sushi has emerged as one of the most favourite dishes all around the world during last several decades. Sushi is a dish primarily prepared with fish and rice. Due to heart diseases, only 30 per 100,000 people in Japan die. Scientists say that one of the main reasons why Japanese people are some of the healthiest people in the world might be sushi. So, let us take a look at what makes sushi healthy.

Fish and Rice

The major ingredients while preparing sushi are fish and rice. Sushi doesn’t mean fish but fish appears in almost all sushi meals. Sushi actually refers to a mixture of vinegar and rice. The major health benefit that fish offers is omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients are not produced by our body. Thus, we have to get them through the food we eat. They help to keep our body and mind healthy.

Rice is a great source of energy, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It helps in treating digestive disorders and promotes cardiovascular health. Apart from this, brown rice is rich in fiber which reduces high cholesterol levels and helps in controlling blood sugar levels.


Wasabi has significant health benefits and helps to strengthen the immune system. It is said to have antibacterial properties. Current research shows that it may be useful in controlling asthma by reducing excessive mucus in the chest.


Nori, commonly known as, dried seaweed is very low in calories but very rich in nutrients and minerals like vitamins A, B1, C and E and iodine, calcium and sodium. It is also a rich source of substances which help fight cancer.


Gari, also known as, pickled ginger acts a palate cleanser between different types of sushi. It helps in curing seasickness and protects against cold and respiratory illnesses.


Vinegar, here, refers to vinegared rice that is used to make sushi rice. Vinegar is used to preserve food and has antibacterial properties. It lowers blood pressure, controls diabetes and supports weight loss.

Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce is largely used in Japanese cooking. It is high in protein and iron. It aids in digestion is highly effective in killing infection-causing colon bacillus. It should be avoided by anyone with high blood pressure as soy sauce is a high-sodium food.


To boost your intake of nutrients, you should look for sushi that contains both vegetables and seafood. All sorts of vegetables are used in making sushi. Vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Apart from not only being low in calories and rich in nutrients, Sushi also helps in prevention of various health diseases.

If you are in Dubai and want to try some delicious sushi, do visit the Sushi Express Cafe. We are one of the leading Japanese Restaurants in Dubai.