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29
Nov

Seven Reasons Why You Should Eat Sushi

Sushi has so many things going for it already. It is delicious, one of the most easily accessible and fastest ways to connect with Japanese culture, and due to raw fish being extensively used in its preparation, it is a great boon for those who are unable to cook without burning things.
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10
Nov

Five Healthy Foods to Eat This Winter

Cold winter weather does more than just affect your heating bill and the clothes you wear. It also changes your energy levels and your metabolism. It can even change your food preferences. But don’t splurge on a diet of hot cocoa and marshmallows.

If you are like some people you react to the cold weather by forgoing the gym and going on a calorie binge. The truth is this is not a healthy way to deal with winter. You wouldn’t want to overdo your ice cream eating during the hot summer months. You also don’t want to live on cookies and hot chocolate during the winter. Here are five easy ways to winterize your diet.

Add Root Vegetables

It can sometimes be hard to find good local produce during the winter. But your farmers market should be full of root vegetables like carrots, turnips and beets which thrive during cold winter months. Roast some carrots and get good dose of beta-carotene. Or, boil some turnips to get plenty of vitamin A and C.

Eat Oatmeal

While oatmeal is a convenient breakfast food, it also provides nutrients essential to withstanding winter time. It is high in zinc which is important for your immune system and it is also high in soluble fiber which is associated with good heart health. Instant oatmeal is very convenient but it is also more expensive. To stick to a budget and eat healthy, buy old-fashioned oatmeal at your local grocery store.

Enjoy Soup

Soup is the perfect food for winter. You just want to make sure you hold off on adding too much beef, salt or cream. Look for soup that is made primarily of chicken or vegetable broth and includes plenty of fresh vegetables. You can easily add some whole-grain crackers to get an extra dose of your daily grains.

Add Sushi

One alternative for winter foods that might be a surprise is sushi. Many comfort foods are loaded with sugars and fat but not sushi.

Choose tuna or salmon rolls and get a good dose of vitamin D. During the winter you usually have less exposure to the sun and are not getting enough natural vitamin D in your body. A lack of vitamin D can increase the risk of heart disease and bone weakening, so add vitamin D in sushi in the winter and retain perfect health.

Go Cruciferous

Add broccoli and cauliflower to your diet and you can up your immune system and avoid getting bouts of typical winter sicknesses like the flu. Both of these vegetables are very high in vitamin C.

Eat these foods and you will get through winter better this year.

18
Oct

Twelve Dos And Don’ts Of Sushi

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1. Don’t Drown Your Sushi

Presumably, you ordered your sushi because you enjoy its delicate flavor and unique textures. Submerging your sushi is a bowl of soy sauce will overwhelm your palate and completely cover up the flavor. A decadent and an expensive piece of fish will wind up tasting the same as a budget dish. On a similar subject, the dish for your soy sauce should never be filled to the brim. Just add a little, and refill as needed. Additionally, never dip the side of the sushi with rice into the sauce. Not only is it bad etiquette, the sauce can cause the rice to fall apart before it gets to your mouth.
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22
Sep

The Many Benefits of Sushi

photo collage of sushi set

photo collage of sushi set

Are you a fan of sushi? A lot of people love this traditional Japanese dish. It is very tasty, especially when it is prepared by an expert.

However, the benefits of sushi go beyond its taste. There are plenty of other reasons for you to dine on sushi.
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08
Sep

Can Sushi Aid in Your Weight Loss Efforts? (Part 2)

Enjoy Wasabi

Wasabi is a spicy green paste that is served alongside sushi. Many people believe that it can further improve weight-loss efforts. An animal study published in 2013 by the Nutrition Research and Practice concluded that wasabi may help decrease fat and weight gain in animals who were fed a high-fat diet. Further research is needed to determine if wasabi would have the same effect on humans as well as how much wasabi would need to be consumed to see these benefits.
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01
Sep

Can Sushi Aid in Your Weight Loss Efforts? (Part 1)

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Good news! If you are on a diet, you do not need to give up sushi. In fact, certain types of sushi can help improve your weight loss efforts when it is combined with other diet friendly foods as a part of a reduced-calorie diet. The three main ingredients of sushi (rice, fish and vinegar) are all weight loss friendly. Preliminary research shows that sushi offers several weight loss benefits to dieters. Continue reading to learn more about this study and why you should include sushi in your diet.
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17
Aug

Sushi Rice Nutrition Information | Fuki Sushi in River Edge

The history of sushi is quite long, and in fact dates back around 2,000 years. Developed in Japan, it is a very artistic kind of food presentation where sushi rice is used for supporting of binding small amounts of food. Sushi, along with rice, frequently uses cooked or raw fish as well a wide range of different vegetables.
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02
Aug

Brown Rice Sushi – Nutrition Information

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To those that may not know, sushi often brings about images of raw fish. However, there are a lot of variations on sushi that do not contain any fish at all. Sushi rolls are generally made with seaweed, rice that is flavored with vinegar, and also veggies or fish. A good number of sushi varieties will be very nutritious and are low in both fat and calories. Sushi that is made with brown rice comes with the added bonus of even more health benefits. This is because brown rice contains a lot more nutrients than brown rice and even though white rice sushi is more traditional, there is not much of a difference in the end result if the two are made properly.
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19
Jul
12
Jul

Japanese Food: Popular Japanese Dishes (Part2)

Shabushabu

With this dish, paper-thin beef slices are dipped into a pot of stock and boiling water for a couple of seconds and then the cooked beef is dipped into goma dare (sesame sauce) before it is eaten. Vegetables are added later, like shirataki, tofu, Chinese cabbage and enoki mushrooms. When cooked, they are dipped into a citrus and soy sauce (ponzu). Once the vegetables and beef are finished cooking, you can add udon to the both and eat it with broth. There are other flavorings used including daikon, chives and crushed garlic. In Shabushabu restaurants, these all-you-can-eat meals are quite common and affordable for those who have big appetites.
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