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Is your favorite sushi item as healthy as you think?

Though sushi typically has a pretty healthy rap, the truth is a lot of foods found at your favorite sushi joint aren't so healthy after all. They can actually be laiden in high calories and saturated fat, so here are some tips to keep your sushi more figure friendly.

Six tips to keep sushi more healthy

  1. The less soy sauce the better, as soy sauce is very high is sodium (and you may already be consuming more salt than realized).
  2. Beware of excessive amounts of cream cheese, especially in fake sushi rolls.
  3. Eat sashimi and rolls with brown rice rather than white, if available.
  4. Try to steer clear from anything fried or battered and instead choose baked, broiled or steamed items.
  5. Beware of creamy dressings and sauces.
  6. Don't be afraid of the high calorie and fat content in avacodos, because it's probably doing you more good than harm. Avacados are an excellent source of healthy fats and fiber.

 Some top Kansas City sushi spots:

- Jun's Japanese

- Kona Grill

- Stix

- Nara

- RA

- Edokko

- Mr. Sushi

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