Sushi and muscle growth

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    Mar 14, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    I am quite confident that there is a direct correlation between the consumption of sushi and muscle growth, since the fish is packed with protein. Now I need to know if my position on this is correct or is it groundless? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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    Mar 14, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    Sushi = Win

    Just lay low on the Albacore cause it's loaded with mercury.
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    Mar 14, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    sideways2134 saidI am quite confident that there is a direct correlation between the consumption of sushi and muscle growth, since the fish is packed with protein. Now I need to know if my position on this is correct or is it groundless? Any feedback would be appreciated.


    ... why would you think that was correct? Sushi rolls are pretty high in carbs... Unless you're talking about sashimi. And even then you'd have to eat a lot.

    Sushi is delicious, but the ratio of protein to portions isn't really good... to say nothing of the cost.
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    Mar 14, 2012 6:41 PM GMT
    It's a good protein source..depending on what goes with it. If you just eat straight fish...then yeah..it's real good. If it's with a lot of white starchy, sticky rice..then it's bad. White rice isn't the best choice of carbs, for training or dieting. It, gets used up too fast and causes an insulin spike and can get stored as fat.
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    Mar 14, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    Larkin said
    sideways2134 saidI am quite confident that there is a direct correlation between the consumption of sushi and muscle growth, since the fish is packed with protein. Now I need to know if my position on this is correct or is it groundless? Any feedback would be appreciated.


    ... why would you think that was correct? Sushi rolls are pretty high in carbs... Unless you're talking about sashimi. And even then you'd have to eat a lot.

    Sushi is delicious, but the ratio of protein to portions isn't really good... to say nothing of the cost.


    I usually steer clear of the rolls loaded with the Mayo or anything fried. I love nigiri and sashimi. Thank you for calling me out on that. I should have been more specific.
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    Mar 14, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    KARATEKID saidIt's a good protein source..depending on what goes with it. If you just eat straight fish...then yeah..it's real good. If it's with a lot of white starchy, sticky rice..then it's bad. White rice isn't the best choice of carbs, for training or dieting. It, gets used up too fast and causes an insulin spike and can get stored as fat.


    What about brown rice?
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    Mar 16, 2012 8:41 AM GMT
    sideways2134 said
    KARATEKID saidIt's a good protein source..depending on what goes with it. If you just eat straight fish...then yeah..it's real good. If it's with a lot of white starchy, sticky rice..then it's bad. White rice isn't the best choice of carbs, for training or dieting. It, gets used up too fast and causes an insulin spike and can get stored as fat.


    What about brown rice?


    Brown has only a little more protein than white, and is still mostly carbs:
    Brown rice nutrition facts: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5707/2
    White rice nutrition facts: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5712/2

    You'll get the benefits of more fiber from brown rice, which is why it's a good substitute for white rice. But there isn't really any kind of high-protein rice, to my knowledge.
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    Mar 16, 2012 9:34 AM GMT
    I recently went out for Sushi with a friend and didnt know you can request the roll "light on the rice" it lightens up on the carbs