Most people regard sushi as a healthful choice when eating out, or even when looking for a quick take-out option, as ready-made sushi is now widely available in grocery stores.
Obviously, if you order certain sushi rolls that are deep-fried, you’re probably already aware that not everything on the menu at your favorite Asian restaurant is actually healthy.
But what may come as a surprise – even to the most health-conscious sushi lovers – are the potentially dangerous ingredients hidden in even seemingly excellent choices – like seaweed salad, wasabi, or sushi ginger.
Dangerous Ingredients Lurking in 8 Popular Sushi Dishes
A revealing report1 by Andrea Donsky, founder of NaturallySavvy, has exposed the many not-so-healthy ingredients found in popular Asian foods.
1. Seaweed Salad
Seaweed is an excellent source of iodine, vitamins, and minerals, provided it comes from clean, non-polluted waters. But the seaweed salad sold at many sushi restaurants comes pre-made in bulk from distribution companies and may contain:
A fairly surefire sign that your favorite sushi salad contains some of these “pre-packaged” ingredients is an unnaturally bright green color. You can also ask the restaurant directly if it makes its own seaweed salad.
- -High-fructose corn syrup
- -Vegetable oil
- -Hydrolyzed protein (which contains monosodium glutamate or MSG)
- -Artificial color, such as yellow #4 and blue #1
- -Genetically modified (GM) ingredients
For the rest of the story: http://www.realfarmacy.com/hidden-scary-sushi-ingredients-exposed/Ginger has phenomenal health benefits for conditions ranging from nausea and arthritis pain to heart health and asthma. Unfortunately, the pickled ginger often served alongside sushi is often doctored-up with some dangerous additives, including:
- -Monosodium glutamate
- -Potassium sorbate (a preservative)
- -Artificial colors, including red #40, which is linked to hyperactivity in children (if the ginger looks pink)