Be Sushi-Savvy!

These days, sushi's calorie count varies widely, with some choices decidedly diet-unfriendly.
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It's got to be healthy, right? A little bit of fish, a tiny smattering of rice, all rolled up in some seaweed-what could go wrong? In fact, sushi can be one of the healthiest dining-out options there is, nonfattening yet rich in heart-protective omega-3 fatty acids. But as the once-exotic Japanese food has become ubiquitous in the U.S., new varieties have been developed-some with ingredients that have nutrition gurus crying foul.

These days, sushi's calorie count varies widely, with some choices decidedly diet-unfriendly. Here's a quick primer:

 

THE GOOD

1. California Roll (rice, nori, avocado and imitation crab)

Per Roll:
Calories: 255
Fat: 7 Grams
Carbs: 38 Grams
Fiber: 5.8 Grams
Protein: 9 Grams

2. Tuna (Maguro) Roll (tuna, rice And nori)

Per Roll:
Calories: 184
Fat: 2 Grams
Carbs: 27 Grams
Fiber: 3.5 Grams
Protein: 24 Grams

3. Salmon Sashimi (just raw fish, no rice)

Per 1-ounce piece:
Calories: 52
Fat: 3.1 Grams
Carbs: 0 Grams
Fiber: 0 Grams
Protein: 5.6 Grams

The Bad

4. Philadelphia Roll (Nori, Rice, Smoked Salmon, Lettuce, Cream Cheese And Sesame Seeds)

Per Roll:
Calories: 360
Fat: 11 Grams
Carbs: 35 Grams
Fiber: 0 Grams
Protein: 13 Grams

5. Eel And Avocado Roll (Nori, Rice, Avocado And Unagi-Fresh-Water Eel)

Per Roll:
Calories: 372
Fat: 17 Grams
Carbs: 31 Grams
Fiber: 5.8 Grams
Protein: 20 Grams

6. Shrimp Tempura Roll (shrimp, rice, nori, frying oil, tempura batter)

Per roll:
Calories: 508
Fat: 21 Grams
Carbs: 64 Grams
Fiber: 4.5 Grams
Protein: 20 Grams

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