The Health Benefits of Japanese Cuisine

If you’ve ever stopped in at Japanese food in Sarasota, then you’re familiar with the cuisine we serve up daily. Right when you walk in the door you’re confronted by our inviting atmosphere and aroma of traditional Japanese delicacies being made for you and the hundreds of others who patronize our establishment. Not only are our offerings savory, succulent, and crafted with perfection, they’re also healthy for you. Unprocessed ingredients and fresh vegetables are just part of the story, Japanese food is based upon the principles of health and longevity, both of which are readily available at Tsunami Sushi. 

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Reduction of Carcinogens 

Recent health surveys concluded that Japan has a relatively low risk of hormone-dependent cancers. It was concluded that the country’s high consumption rate of vegetables, fruits, and fish were all contributing factors to this. Japanese cuisine tends to be high in fiber and low in calories. 

Owner of a Healthy Heart 

Japan has one of the lowest averages of heart disease in the world. This can be attributed to the nation’s high consumption of rice, which is naturally gluten-free. Many Japanese dishes utilize soy instead of red meat, and the consumption of proteins such as fish promotes heart health. Fish contain high amounts of fatty acids that the heart needs. The American heart association recommends two to three servings of fish per week, and aside from promoting heart health, fish have been known to boost brain activity as well. 

A Healthy Fit to a “Tea” 

You may have noticed that patrons at many Japanese restaurants enjoy green tea with their meal. There’s a very good reason for that. Green tea helps regulate blood pressure, boost your body’s natural immune system, and can even assist the digestion process. The antioxidants in green tea have also proved to calm stress and allow for sharper concentration. Regular consumption is also non-habit-forming as it has slightly less caffeine than coffee. 

Enough Fruits and Vegetables to Start a Garden 

Whether it’s a part of sushi or served up otherwise, Japanese cuisine is often served alongside a wide variety of vegetables. One of the most popular of these is seaweed, which has a notable amount of iodine that’s necessary for maintaining a healthy thyroid. Many fruits and vegetables are served for breakfast and dessert, which are high in fiber. 

Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill of Sarasota

The next time you come and visit us, think of all the good you’re doing to your body when you order are delicious and authentic Japanese cuisine. For a menu, hours of operation, and tasty tidbits of information like the one you’ve just read, grab your chopsticks and head on over to

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