Sushi The Healthy Happy Superfood 

Sushi The Healthy Happy Superfood 

Deidre Hartfield

Going out to feast on sushi is an indulgence that’s my absolute all time fave!  I could literally eat sushi every single day. Sushi has alot of incredible over all health benefits. Feasting on these delicious morsels is not only great for your health in general, but especially your skin.

Let’s break down the three principal parts of a typical sushi roll so you can see how each part contributes to a more beautiful complexion.

Sushi contains the following ingredients:


Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon and other dark skinned, oily fish protect the skin against sun damage, regulate cellular function and increase suppleness in the skin. Because fatty acids are necessary for the role of the human body a lack of these essential acids appear as eczema, the inability of the skin to heal itself, dandruff and cracking skin among other symptoms. Since the body cannot make Omega-3 fatty acids, you have to get them through the food you eat and sushi is an excellent source of the essential fatty acids.

Brown Rice and Vegetables

The rice in sushi adds high mineral content to your meal. If you eat sushi made with brown rice, it adds a high mineral content. Meanwhile, brown rice is converted into white rice, a barrage of damage is done to the grain, and most of its nutrients remain stripped from it. When converted, brown rice loses enormous amounts of Vitamin B1, B3, B6, Iron, fiber, fatty acids, and other vital nutrients. So request brown rice in your sushi the next time you’re dining out.

The vegetables in your sushi roll are a wonderful source of antioxidants. Antioxidants have great anti-inflammation and skin tightening and soothing properties as well as the ability to check the creation of free radicals which damage and age the skin. Avocado typically seen in many sushi rolls contains Vitamins A, D, E and K as well as Glutathione (a powerful antioxidant) which all help maintain healthy skin.


The seaweed wrap which pulls the whole meal together packs an impressive punch of beneficial nutrients as well. In fact, in many of my skin care formulations, include marine algae because of the strong concentration of amino acids, trace elements, nutrients, vitamins and minerals which are plentiful in the marine plant. In our body these benefits show up as oxygenation and detoxification of the skin, purification, soothing, moisture restoration, cell regeneration, firming of the skin and protection from harsh environmental elements.

Consuming raw fish, similarly to lots of-of the meal, isn’t entirely free of health threats. There are numerous health risks for eating sushi, due to heavy metal, bacteria, and parasite. But don’t worry. Fresh sushi, especially in restaurants is pretty safe to eat. do not forget that the more you eat meal that have bacteria, the stronger your immune system will likely be, and therefore the lesser chance for that you to get sick from bacteria. In summary that you can eat sushi about 12 ounces per week.

So eat your sushi and enjoy your beautiful skin and overall great health.

PS – However, for a person with immune deficiency or low immune system, it’s better to stay away from raw fish.



Deidre Hartfield 

Dee Hartfield