Sushi is delicious, but is it healthy or not?
The Past, Present, and Future of Sushi (NPR – On Point): http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2016/08/19/sushi-sustainable-future-prep
Sushi was once an exotic food in the United States, but now this delicious food from Japan seems to be everywhere in America. With so many people eating sushi now, a lot are wondering, is sushi healthy? Well, as is the case with many foods, there isn’t a simple yes or no answer.
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It is the most expensive – and many would argue delicious – part of a sushi menu.
But one man’s love of sashimi nearly killed him after it led to his body becoming riddled with tapeworm.
The Chinese man had gone to his doctor complaining of stomach ache and itchy skin.
To his horror, scans revealed his entire body had been infected with tapeworm after eating too much sashimi – raw slices of fish.
Doctors believe some of the uncooked Japanese delicacy of raw meat or fish must have become contaminated.
He was treated at the Guangzhou No. 8 People’s Hospital in Guangdong Province, in eastern China.
Research has shown that eating raw or undercooked fish can lead to a variety of parasitic infections.