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    Default Sushi for lunch?

    Just fancy it. Is it good for me? Better google that one.

    Why sushi is good for you | Mail Online

    Avaliable in every High Street food store, and a lunchtime favourite among office workers, sushi could be providing more than a tasty lunch.
    Scientists believe it is one of the reasons why the Japanese are among the most healthy people in the world. On average, the Japanese diet - raw fish, vegetables and rice - contains only 30pc fat, most of it the healthier polyunsaturated variety, compared with 40pc in Britain.
    As a result, their rates of heart disease are among the lowest in the world. Recently, scientists in Japan found that sushi dishes - flavoured parcels of rice with raw fish and vegetables - could even protect smokers against lung cancer.
    Phew. It is good for me.

    Sushi - the raw truth | Mail Online

    "If you eat a meal of salmon sushi more than twice a year, you will increase your risk of cancer," says Professor David Carpenter, an environmental health scientist at the University at Albany, New York.
    Oh tulipe, Sushi's bad for me.

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    The Japanese and Koreans have among the highest incidence of stomach cancer in the world.

    Personally I tend to avoid the supermarket / pret / wasabi etc. My rule of thumb is that anywhere that doesn't sell mackerel doesn't really qualify as a sushi restaurant.

    Smaller fish tend to contain less concentrated pollutants as well, so I usually go for mackerel, sea bass, yellowtail, squid, octopus, omelette and "inari" which are these sweet little tofu packets. Most salmon you get here is farmed and quite fatty, not really to my taste. Tuna I do like but I tend to steer clear of because of it being at the top of the food chain. If you can find locally sourced stuff that's often good too, I found a place in Bath that did Cornish Mackerel and Turbot for example, that was pretty good.

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    How anyone outside Japan can be conned into paying a fortune for a small blob of cold rice and sliver of raw fish wrapped in a seaweed sheet is beyond me.

    I know they seem to be obsessed with perfection be it bento boxes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16069217 or fruit BBC News - Japan's obsession with perfect fruit but we shold stick to our kebabs and pasties.

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    When in doubt you can consult the Daily Mail Oncology Ontology Report:

    The Daily Mail Oncological Ontology Project | Logging Daily Mail Cancer Bollocks (now defunct)

    The (New) Daily Mail Oncological Ontology Project

    and Kill or Cure which maintains a handy alphabetical list:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    When in doubt you can consult the Daily Mail Oncology Ontology Report:

    The Daily Mail Oncological Ontology Project | Logging Daily Mail Cancer Bollocks (now defunct)

    The (New) Daily Mail Oncological Ontology Project

    and Kill or Cure which maintains a handy alphabetical list:
    Kill or cure?
    Link fail. Sushi not listed in A-Z of final link.


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