Enjoy sushi al fresco in the cooler months and it could offer the key to longer life, according to research revealed recently.
Scientists who experimented on roundworms found that wasabi together with low temperatures seemed to spark a genetic process in nerve and fat cells which kept them alive for longer.
The same “genetic” programme is found in human beings and so scientists have wondered how they could slow down the ageing process.
The research, completed at Michigan University’s Life Sciences Institute and published in the journal Cell, found that cold air activates a receptor known as the TRPA1 Channel in roundworms’ fat and nerve cells or nematodes.
The receptor passes calcium into cells, eventually reaching a gene which is linked with long life.
As well as the colder temperatures, wasabi, a spicy condiment, is another activator of TRPA1. Leader researcher Professor Shawn Xu said: “This raises the intriguing possibility that being exposed to cold air may promote longer mammalian life.”
The extended lifespan could not easily be explained by a lessened rate of chemical reactions. Rat her, it’s an active process which genes regulate.
He added: “Perhaps we should all be eating in sushi restaurants more often.”
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At YouMe Sushi, we’re interested in this news if not especially surprised. After all, we’ve known about the benefits of eating sushi for ages.
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In 2013, we celebrate our fifth anniversary, and our varied menu brings a uniquely fresh approach to this Japanese food.
We set up our first store takeaway store in Marylebone, London, in 2008, and have gone from strength to strength since then, opening in two further locations.
These are High Holborn, where we opened in January 2012, and Westfield Shopping Centre, the prestigious home of several high-end brands.
So, although if you’re looking for sushi Central London offers up countless options, there are a number of reasons why you should make us your first port of call.
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• You won’t find any machines in our kitchens – we make all our sushi by hand, with great care and attention
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