Sushi is a popular dish all around the globe. Sushi is a Japanese classic that has been around for over 700 years. However, the sushi we love has only been around for 200 years. There are many types of sushi, but most of them have surprising health benefits. We are known for our excellent sushi at Sushi Inc. and Sushi Bar. We were even voted “Best of Charlotte” for being the place to have “The Best Sushi Experience.” Today, we want to share some of the health benefits of sushi.

Heart Health

Sushi is well-known for its high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acid. This is the most popular and frequently cited benefit of sushi. These fatty acids are a good form of cholesterol and help to prevent clogged arteries. Omega-3 has been shown to lower blood pressure. Sushi is especially high in omega-3, including salmon, herring and tuna.

Hormone Regulation

Many sushi rolls come wrapped in thin seaweed sheets (or nori in Japanese). Iodine is one of the most important minerals found in seaweed. This essential mineral is an important part of our diet, and it is particularly important for the proper functioning of our thyroid glands. Although too much iodine can cause adverse effects, the right amount–such as that found in seaweed –can help balance hormones and optimize metabolic activity.

Metabolism Boost

Fish is rich in protein, but low in calories and fat. This combination is good for our metabolism. High-quality, low-calorie proteins can greatly improve our bodies’ ability to function properly, create cells and metabolize energy. This keeps us healthy and strong.

Cancer Prevention

Sushi isn’t just about fish. While the ingredients and toppings can vary from one roll to another, most sushi rolls come with wasabi or ginger. These antioxidant compounds have anti-carcinogenic qualities. These antioxidants can neutralize free radicals, thereby preventing them from mutating into cancer cells. Additionally, selenium, a trace mineral found in sushi, is believed to have anticancer properties.

Bolsters Immune System

Sushi is more than just fish, as we said. Wasabi and ginger are two ingredients almost always paired together with sushi. Both of these ingredients have antibacterial qualities. These antiviral agents can be used to kill unwanted bacteria and freshness, which in turn helps boost your immune system.


Soy sauce and fish both contain iron, which are two key components of sushi. Consuming foods high in iron can increase your red blood cell count, particularly by encouraging the production of them. Your circulation, metabolism and ability to heal are all affected by how many red blood cells you have.

As you probably know, sushi is a delicious and healthy food. Sushi is a healthy food that supplies your body with all the necessary nutrients and minerals. It is important to note that although sushi can be as low as 200 calories per piece, the number can rapidly increase if you add tempura coatings and mayonnaise-based sauces.

Are you ready for some serious sushi and health benefits? Visit Sushi Inc. We are proud to offer some of the finest sushi in St. Petersburg, as well as other delicious Japanese food. For more information or to book a private event, please visit our sushi menu.

This post was written by a professional at Suhi Inc. Sushi Inc. is a vibrant restaurant that offers what is considered the best sushi in St Pete. Opening its doors in 2013 and becoming a local staple by offering live music, traditional hand-rolled sushi and a friendly atmosphere, our guests always have a top notch experience. Customers love our award-winning, fresh and creative Sushi rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi. With a larger selection of tempura, non-Sushi, and teriyaki options, we can accommodate every taste.


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