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Sushi is good for you: A full California roll contains around 140 calories and only 2g fat. One piece of nigiri contains around 30 calories and only 0.5g fat. Rice: is an excellent source of carbohydrate and protein, it is gluten-free so suitable for those with wheat allergies. Rice vinegar: has amazing antibacterial properties, which have long been used to preserve food. It gently aids digestion while also lowering the risk of high blood pressure. Ginger: is also an effective natural antiseptic. It aids digestion as well as boosting the immune system and helps the body to fight colds and flu. Seaweed: may be considered an unusual food by some, but it is highly nutritious. It contains protein, minerals - especially iodine - and is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, niacin and C. it helps prevent cholesterol deposits from building up in the blood vessels. The darker the nori, the higher the quality. Soy Sauce: This is made from fermented soybeans, which are high in protein, magnesium, potassium and iron. Wasabi: Rich in vitamin C, wasabi stimulates the production of saliva and aids digestion. It has powerful anti-bacteria properties and is mildly antiseptic. Enjoy.