You have met the person of your dreams, and now you are about to go out on the town. Need some great dinner ideas? Of course, there are the traditional sit-down restaurants that will serve you and your love interest a mountain of pasta. While a plate of noodles is yummy, why not make the evening extra special and enjoy a sushi first date? Sushi is both unique and distinctive. In addition, it is embraced by everyone and offers numerous health benefits. Delicious and nutritious? Yes, and knowing the following health benefits of sushi will also impress.
Before you go out on your sushi first date, you may be wondering what exactly is sushi? It is prepared vinegared rice combined with various cooked or raw fish and vegetables, often pickled, wrapped together in a sheet of nori (seaweed). You may also find the rice on the outside of the roll, as it is sticky and can be formed. Uncertain how to begin your sushi journey? Ordering Classic sushi rolls for beginners is a great way to start.
There are several types of sushi, including nigiri, maki, and uramaki (rice is on the outside of the roll). Accompaniments include wasabi, soy sauce and gari (pickled ginger). Even though there are numerous combinations, sushi overall has some great health benefits including:
- Lowers the risk of heart disease
- Helps ensure hormone balance
- Increases red blood cell count
Helps with Heart Health
Your sushi first date may be the answer to your love life and physical health. Fish is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are responsible for lower blood pressure and heart rate and improving blood vessel function. Maintaining a healthy heart with Omega-3 fatty acids will reduce the risk of cardiac arrest and strokes.
Helps Maintain Balanced Hormones
While your sushi first date is enjoyable, the elements in your sushi dinner are working hard at not only improving your heart health, but they also are busy balancing your hormones. The thin layer of nori which encases your sushi roll is rich in iodine. This essential nutrient plays a role in the controlling and regulating of our endocrine system including the thyroid gland which is responsible for maintaining hormone levels. Supporting hormonal balance with a proper intake of iodine will help reduce or eliminate many chronic disorders including fatigue, memory fog, digestive issues, and depression.
Increases Red Blood Cell Count
The nori sheet around sushi is also high in iron. One hundred grams of this edible wrapper provides almost 90% of the recommended daily intake. Ensuring you have adequate levels will help prevent anemia and its related issues such as fatigue decreased immune function and difficulty maintaining body temperature.
Considering the health benefits of this delicacy, RB Sushi would make the perfect date night choice for all you can eat sushi. We offer a wide range of sushi options sure to please you and your love interest on your sushi first date. If you would like to take a look at our menu or for further information on the health benefits of sushi, please visit our website. You may also contact any one of our three locations in the San Diego area by phone to place an order for pickup or home delivery.