How Eating Sushi Can Beautify Your Skin Going out to feast on sushi is an indulgence I have which also has incredible health benefits. Snacking on the delicious morsels is great for your skin. Let’s breakdown the three major parts of a typical sushi roll so you can see how each part contributes to a more beautiful complexion. Fish The 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 function of the human body a lack of these necessary acids appear as eczema, the inability of the skin to heal itself, dandruff and cracking skin among other symptoms. Because 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 wonderful essential fatty acids. Brown Rice and Vegetables The rice in sushi adds high mineral content to your meal. Let me correct myself: If you eat sushi made with brown rice, it adds a high mineral content. When brown rice is converted into white rice a barrage of damage is done to the grain and most of its nutrients are stripped from it. When converted, brown rice loses huge amounts of Vitamin B1, B3, B6, Iron, fiber, fatty acids, manganese and other vital nutrients. So request brown rice in your sushi the next time you’re dining out and enjoy your beautiful skin. 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 limit the production of free radicals which damage and age the skin. The 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. Seaweed The seaweed wrap which pulls the whole meal together packs an impressive punch of beneficial nutrients as well. In fact, in many of my own skin care formulations I include oceanic algae because of the powerful 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. So eat your sushi and enjoy your beautiful skin!