salt & sat fat

Too much salt, too often is bad for you. This is well known.

The Asian diet is unprocessed, low in fat and sugar, but contains medium to high levels of salt. As much our food comes from the sea, natural sea salt is present. Japan has over fifty thousand people living to over one hundred years old; more than anywhere else in the world. Their low fat, high salt menu serves them well. Miso soup is not low in salt, yet is one of the main superfoods with lots of anti ageing properties, there exists copious amounts of research around the salt in their diet ,partially around fermented foods. Similarly wakame and nori, the seaweed used in our miso with benefits and sushi, as well as  soy sauce is naturally high in salt. 

Most things, in excess are bad for you. itsu's primary objective is to embrace the asian diet, providing a low fat, low calorie, nutritious and delicious solutions created by chefs with the support of a nutritionist. We are always reviewing our dishes and are always looking for ways to reduce the sodium and salt levels in all of our food where possible.

We also provide a low sodium soy sauce option in our stores, just ask at the till!
On the left hand side you'll find an overview of the additional salt in our soy sauce bottles...
 


The government here in the UK are right to champion salt reduction. They recommend 6g a day being about right. More than this they say is bad because over time it restricts arteries, causing heart problems. 

At itsu, we limit our salt and seasoning as much as we can, but not to the point our food becomes bland. itsu is a bit of a treat, it's not for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.