Tips for a Low-Sodium Sushi Meal

It can be hard to eat out on a low-sodium diet, since most restaurant food is fairly heavy in salt. If you’re trying to reduce your sodium levels, the good news is that sushi is one of your better restaurant options. Just keep the following tips in mind, and it should be easy to abide by your diet at Wild Wasabi in Lynnwood:

  • Without any sauces added to it, most sushi is very low in sodium. There is a tiny amount of salt added to the rice, which amounts to roughly 200 milligrams for the average full sushi meal.
  • Look out for sauces! This includes not only sodium-rich soy sauce, but also many of the mayos and sauces used in a lot of fusion rolls.
  • Avoid unagi and tamago.
  • Potassium is good for helping purge sodium from your body. Look for potassium-rich foods.
  • Fortunately, most seafood is rich in this valuable mineral; in particular, look for halibut, tuna, and salmon.

Please talk to your server if you have any other dietary concerns.