If SUSHI = JAPAN and
JAPAN = LONG LIFE,
Then, SUSHI = LONG LIFE
This is a no-brainer. There must be something in this food of theirs that contributes towards enhancing the life expectancy of these people.
On another note, something tells me I should float this concept amongst advertising agencies, who knows I could make truck loads of money 😉
Well, that thought’s for a later date. At the moment, lets unravel a sushi roll, one ingredient at a time and figure out why it rates higher than the quintessential BLT sandwich or double-cheese burger with fries (and diet coke, if I may add!)
- Fish is low in calories and an enormous source of omega-3 fatty acids at the same time. Know what this translates to? A curvier mum, a flat-stomached dad and a brood of healthier and happier children. Win-win, I say!
- Rice gives us a bit of carbs and a bit of protein but loads of magnesium, phosphorous, iron, folic acid, thiamine and niacin. What’s more, in keeping with the current fad, it is completely GLUTEN-FREE so particularly suitable with those with wheat allergies.
- Vegetables such as carrot, cucumber and avocadoe are sushi staples. Imagine a world that is devoid of paranoid mothers literally forcing vegetables down the throat of their children. Sigh! Even if for a moment.
- Seaweed is not the prettiest of ingredients but a powerhouse of iodine and essential vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B6, niacin and C. Also, given the fact that its name has an exotic sound to it (nori), children with their adventurous natures are more likely to end up trying it. And loving it too!
- Ginger is your child’s best friend. LITERALLY! I mean, look at all its properties – antiseptic, digestive, immunity booster and cold and cough reliever. Its like, ginger has read my mind – word by word, that is 🙂
- Wasabi is one strong and FIERY ingredient, much like the older, teenaged children in the family. Tsk Tsk. Having said that, with its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-arthritis health benefits all rolled into one, this HAS to be part of every anti-unhealthy diet in the world!!