Health Benefits of Sushi
Bento Box Japanese Grill offers the highest quality Japanese cuisine catering in the Chino, CA and Ontario, CA areas. These are the many health benefits found in sushi and in Japanese restaurants.
Fresh Fish - Fresh fish such as Salmon is low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein, and a unique type of health-promoting fat, the Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Enjoying salmon or tuna just twice weekly may help raise Omega-3 levels at least as effectively as daily fish oil supplementation and can lower triglycerides.
The omega-3 fats found in salmon and other fresh fish have a broad array of beneficial cardiovascular effects. Omega-3s help prevent erratic heart rhythms, make blood less likely to clot inside arteries, improve the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol, and prevent cholesterol from becoming damaged. It also helps to prevent and control high blood pressure.
Eating fish at least 5 times per week was associated with an even healthier heart rhythm. However, eating fried fish (typically sold in the U.S. as fish burgers or fish sticks) was not associated with increased blood levels of omega 3 fats or any beneficial electrocardiogram results. Since irregular heart beats are a major precipitating factor in sudden death due to cardiac arrest, promoting a healthy heart rhythm by eating baked or broiled-not fried-fish several times a week makes very good sense.
Nutritional Value of Nori - (dried seaweed used in making sushi rolls)…
Nori seaweed draws an extraordinary wealth of mineral nutrients such as sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, zinc, Beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and calcium just to name a few from the sea. Nori is also high in fiber and protein and low in carbohydrates. It provides up to ten times more calcium and iron by weight than dairy products. It has traditionally been eaten in Asian cultures to strengthen the circulatory system and help lower cholesterol.
Green Tea - Contains powerful antioxidants (EGCG)
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, is at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage believed to be linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. This antioxidant has twice the benefits of resveratrol, found in red wine.
Special Benefits of Green Tea
Reduces high blood pressure. Drinking green tea represses angiotensin II which leads to high blood pressure.
Lowers blood sugar. Green tea polyphenols and polysac charides are effective in lowering blood sugar.
Fights cancer. There have been many studies that have shown that green tea catechins are effective at preventing cancer.
Green tea also boosts the immune system because of its high concentrations of polyphenols and flavenoids.
Green tea antioxidants have been shown to lower cholesterol.
It prevents food poisoning.
Prevents tooth decay.
Helps dieters burn more calories.
Contains 75% less caffeine than coffee
Citron Tea - Made with citron with honey. Contains abundant vitamin C, A, and B. Aids recovery from fatigue, colds and sore throats, aids digestion, and improves skin condition.
Plum Tea - Plums are a good source of potassium. They also contain some vitamin A and vitamin E. They are considered to be good for the circulation and help combat fluid retention. Sweet and fragrant, and rich in vitamins, Plum tea is effective in enhancing intestinal function as well.
Ginger (Gari) - For over two thousand years Chinese Medicine has recommended ginger to treat a number of health problems including abdominal bloating, coughing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, appetite loss, and rheumatism.
Ginger may also ease sore throats, headaches, ulcerative colitis, some types of menstrual and arthritis pain, and fevers and aches caused by colds and flu.
Ginger has also been used in connection with minor gastrointestinal problems such as gas or heartburn. It is thought to improve muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract.
Wasabi - Wasabi is Japanese horseradish. It is most famous in form of a green paste used as condiment for sashimi (raw seafood) and sushi. However, wasabi is also used for many other Japanese dishes. Wasabi is a root vegetable that is grated into a green paste. Wasabi has a strong, hot flavor which dissipates within a few seconds and leaves no burning aftertaste in one's mouth.
Miso Soup - Soup made of miso which is a fermented soybean paste. It helps in digestion, it appears to help reduce the risk of cancer, is an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, and potassium. Miso's minerals support immune function, energy production, bones and blood vessels.
Bento Box Japanese Grill / Ontario: 2910 S. Archibald Ave. Ontario, CA 91761 / Chino: 12202 Central Ave. Chino, CA 91710