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More Calories in Sushi Rolls Than a Big Mac

by Savitha C Muppala on March 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM
 More Calories in Sushi Rolls Than a Big Mac

Sushi rolls are often mistaken to be low in calories and healthier as it contains fish and vegetables. A dietician from The UK has warned that a quick bite of sushi rolls could actually be loaded with calories.

Dietitian Rachel Beller , famous for her book, 'Eat to lose , Eat to win' has revealed that sushi rolls could cause excess calorie intake as the roll which has rice means there is increased carbohydrate intake.


"A typical sushi roll contains 290 to 350 calories and has the carbohydrate equivalent of two-and-a-half to four slices of bread," Beller said. "So a California roll equals two sandwiches filled with crab sticks, a sliver of avocado and a tiny bit of veg."

Even though a mixed sushi box from Yo Sushi in the UK has about 755 calories, which is much more than a Big Mac and small fries from McDonald's, it is still a healthier option. For one it is low on saturated fat and high on omega 3 and protein.

Beller feels that sushi rolls are high on carb content and has fewer vegetable and protein content, which makes it a less healthy option.

But Bilinski, who is a spokesperson for the Dietitians Association, feels that one can go for smaller portion sizes of sushi roll to counter the effect of high carb. Extra salad can also be consumed to make it healthy.

Source: Medindia
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