Sushi, A Gift from The Japanese
Prior to examining the true health attributes of sushi, it makes good sense to get a bit of historical context on the topic. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that Japanese people enjoy the second lengthiest lifespan of any other nation, with men able to expect an average of 82 years, and women typically living to the age of 87.2 years. These figures represent a significant upward departure from average lifespans in the rest of the world, which fall at 68.5 years for men, 73.5 year for women. Japanese folks tend to have roughly five more years of life on an average basis than their American cohorts. Those in Japan are noted for having among the very lowest incidences of cardiovascular disease worldwide and one of the lowest incidences of obesity. The question is whether these statistics are the result of genetic luck or whether the composition of a typical Japanese diet plays a much more pivotal role.