Sashimi (without the white rice) is allowed in a sugar detox program, but what’s the healthiest fish to eat?

I’ve been cooking a lot at my house but was craving a little sushi, so decided to grab some sashimi at a local restaurant last night. Given that we’re on a fish research binge here at, I wanted to help highlight the healthiest sushi to eat below.


  • Akagai (ark shell)
  • Hamaguri (clam)
  • Ika (squid)
  • Ikura (salmon roe)
  • Kaibashira (shellfish)
  • Kani (crab)
  • Masu (trout)
  • Sake (salmon, Alaska wild)
  • Tako (octopus)


  • Ahi, Buri, Hamachi, Inada, Kanpachi, Maguro, Toro (yellowtail)
  • Aji (horse mackerel)
  • Katsuo (bonito)
  • Kajiki (swordfish)
  • Makjiki (blue marlin)
  • Saba (mackerel)
  • Sake (salmon, farmed)
  • Sawara (Spanish mackerel)
  • Seigo (young sea bass)
  • Shiro (albacore tuna)
  • Suzuki (sea or striped bass)

Reference here.

Guide to eating at a sushi restaurant

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