Friday, March 14, 2014

Hidden Scary Sushi Ingredients Exposed

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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:
  • -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
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.
2. Ginger
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
  • -Aspartame
  • -Potassium sorbate (a preservative)
  • -Artificial colors, including red #40, which is linked to hyperactivity in children (if the ginger looks pink)
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