If you’re on a low-sodium diet, you’ve probably found that it’s difficult to go out to a restaurant without putting your high blood pressure at risk. The good news is that, if you’re a sushi fan, it’s not too hard to enjoy your favorites without cheating on your diet.
Indeed, most sushi is very low in sodium. There is a bit of salt in the sushi rice, but the average itamae will use only a single teaspoon to cook about twelve cups of such rice. This amounts to only 200 milligrams of sodium in an average sushi meal. As a low-sodium diet generally allows for 1,500 milligrams of sodium every day, this should be manageable.
There are only a few rules to follow to keep your sodium intake low at a sushi restaurant. First of all, stick mostly to simple, traditional sushi. The sauces used in many fusion-style makizushi can be high in sodium. Also, avoid unagi, as unagi sauce is sodium rich.
If you have any other dietary concerns that may affect your sushi experience, talk to the staff at our Bothell Japanese restaurant.