With the arrival of summer many people are concerned with the way they look, what they eat and mostly with finding ways to lose weight. If you are one who wants to lose weight with the right food, we have some tips for you. As it turns out sushi is your friend in summer, too. So, if you are a sushi fan, you are in luck: you can enjoy sushi all summer long!
To try authentic and delicious sushi, visit Akashi Brickell in Brickell-Miami. They have the best sushi in town and the restaurant is really great. So, if what you are looking for is an authentic, sushi experience and a pleasant ambiance this is the place for you. You can even order online from their website, here.
Now, let’s get back to our tips on how to lose weight with sushi. According to a study published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences in 2004 noted eating sushi may help bring about a modest amount of weight loss. Although these results are preliminary and need to be verified through additional, larger studies, it’s worth to try. Whether or not sushi is beneficial for weight loss depends at least in part on how much and what type of sushi you choose to eat. Choosing the lower-calorie varieties of sushi may help you cut calories and slightly increase your weight-loss results.
Lose Weight with Fish
Fish is generally a great food for weight loss because it provides protein without a lot of fat or calories. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity in 2007 has shown that men who included fish as part of a reduced-calorie diet lost about 2 pounds more in four weeks than those who didn't eat any fish. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish or seafood about twice a week and choosing those varieties lowest in mercury, which include salmon, shrimp, catfish, clams, flounder, scallops, crab and pollock.
Lose Weight with Rice
A study published in The FASEB Journal in 2008 found that rice consumption is associated with having a lower body weight, less body fat and a smaller waist circumference than not consuming rice. Further research is necessary to verify these effects, however, as this study was sponsored by the USA Rice Federation. Also, you're likely to get more weight-loss benefits if you choose a type of sushi made with brown rice.
Lose Weight due to Vinegar
Consuming a beverage containing about 1 tablespoon of vinegar daily for 12 weeks helped to lower the body mass index, abdominal fat and waist circumference of people who participated in a study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry in 2009. Although the exact amount can vary based on the chef, a sushi roll generally contains about 1 cup of sushi rice. Each cup of sushi rice usually contains about 3 tablespoons of an equal mix of sugar and vinegar, so each roll of sushi should contain a little more than the vinegar used in this study.
Say Yes to the Wasabi
Wasabi, the spicy green paste that generally comes along with sushi, may increase the weight-loss benefits. Although the research is still very preliminary, an animal study published in Nutrition Research and Practice in 2013 found that wasabi may help limit weight and fat gains in those fed a high-fat diet. Further research is needed in order to check whether wasabi has the same effect on people, and to determine how much you'd need to eat to get these benefits.
Green Tea Enhances Weight Loss
As it turns out, according to a study published in Physiology & Behavior in 2008, green tea may help with weight loss by increasing metabolism and fat burning. Another study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in 2010, found similar results and noted that green tea may also be beneficial for lowering your cholesterol.
Because weight loss is a matter of cutting calories, it makes sense to choose the types of sushi lowest in calories when trying to lose weight. So try to avoid any sushi that contains cream cheese, mayo or fried fillings, like rolls that are labelled "spicy" or "crunchy." Instead, choose those that only contain fish, rice and vegetables. Other ways to decrease the calories in your sushi include asking for your sushi to be made with less rice or choosing the rice-less version of sushi rolls.
Here are some of the Rice-less Sushi recommendations form the authentic Japanese restaurant – Akashi Brickell:
Cuke Eel - Eel, krabmeat, avocado, and masago rolled in cucumber with eel sauce
Cuke Salmon - Avocado, and masago rolled in cucumber with ponzu sauce
Holt Roll - Riceless roll with tuna, salmon, crab salad and avocado. Loaded with omega 3 and protein!
Jojo Roll - Salmon, tuna, whitefish, masago and avocado wrapped in cucumber served with special sauce
Kani-Su - Krabstick, avocado and masago rolled in thinly sliced cucumber with rice vinegar sauce
Well, hungry yet? There are lots of goodies to eat at Akashi Brickell – healthy and delicious ones!