Japanese food is a cuisine loved all around the world for its dynamic flavors and a wide variety of choices. Delicious options like sushi, sashimi, tempura, and teriyaki all come from Japan. Did you know that some of these foods can also greatly enhance your health? Read on to find out how!
One of the most important health tips to take away from Japanese culture is to focus on whole foods. Processed foods like chips and prepackaged snacks should be avoided. They don’t offer much actual nutritional value but are very high in calories. Whole foods like sweet potatoes, soybean soup, and raw fish are staples in Japanese cuisine thanks to their health benefits. Fish especially contains omega-3 fatty acids, which aid greatly in overall health. You want your ingredients to be organic, when possible, to reduce your consumption of preservatives and genetically modified foods.
The next tip we could all embrace is sipping on tea. Oftentimes we mistake thirst for hunger. Next time you feel the urge to snack reach for a green tea or cold barley tea. Green tea reduces inflammation which can reduce your risk for heart disease while barley tea eases digestion and is packed with necessary vitamins. Try drinking a glass of either tea before your meal to help you stay hydrated and avoid overeating.
Finally, don’t keep eating until you can’t take another bite. Eating too quickly can result in going overboard. It takes your brain a little bit of time to realize you’re full, so if you don’t give it time to catch up, you’ll suddenly realize you overdid it. Give yourself about ten minutes after finishing a serving to decide if you really want to go in for seconds. Not only can eating too much result in unwanted weight gain, but it can also raise blood pressure and cholesterol as well as cause digestive issues.
Here at Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill, we make dining on health-conscious Japanese cuisine delicious and simple. Choose from our full sushi bar and a wide variety of entrees to fill up on the right kind of foods that taste divine. You can find us located at 100 Central Avenue, Suite 1022, in Sarasota or call us at 941-366-1033!