Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rainbow Roll as Healthiest Choice

A co-worker sent me an interesting e-mail containing an article in Men's Health magazine entitled The Ultimate Sushi Roll Selector

This page took the most common North American sushi rolls and graded them from best to worst in terms of:

  • calories
  • fat content
  • nutrition

The Winner:

At number one we have the Rainbow Roll with:

  • 476 calories
  • 16 g fat
  • 33 g protein
  • 6 g fiber
  • 50 g carbohydrates

Rainbow Rolls

Mmm Rainbow Rolls

It's a great food choice because the majority of the calories are unsaturated fat. This is the kind of fat that burns other fats in your stomach. The source of these heavenly fats is the fish and the avocado.

The Loser:

At the end of the list we have the Shrimp Tempura Roll. Its nutrition stats are:

  • 508 calories
  • 21 g fat
  • 20 g protein
  • 4.5 g fiber
  • 64 g carbohydrates

Shrimp Tempura Roll

Shrimp Tempura Rolls

Placing deep fried food that is heavy in starch into a roll of sushi defeats all health purposes. Though avocado is part of the roll, it is too small of a portion to balance out the saturated fat from the fried tempura.

See the rest of the list


  1. Nooo but I love shrimp tempura why must you tell me this! I really like your blog but how do i follow you I don't see the thingy am I blind :?

  2. Hey MTS thanks for coming by. The less than a handful of followers was depressing to look at so I took it off. It's great to know you want to follow it though. So I added it back on =)

    PS: I visited your site and the design is cute but simple. I am following you as well ^^