Why Poke is the New Health Food Craze

There are a hundred reasons to love fresh hawaiian poke but one of the more common trends we’re noticing is the dish’s popularity among health advocates. In a world where lunch is usually deep fried or calorie heavy, the fresh raw ingredients in poke bowls are a refreshing break for those conscious of what’s going into their bodies.  From bodybuilders and athletes to carb-conscious weight watchers, poke is a big hit!


The Health Benefits of Poke

We can all agree that fresh, raw vegetables are a good foundation for any healthy diet and poke bowls are packed with a colorful variety of wholesome ingredients. Avocado is a popular one, full of potassium, fiber, and monounsaturated fatty acids that lower cholesterol and Triglycerides. We also love our green onions, carrots, and edamame, which is high in minerals and amino acids. You can also opt for brown rice as a base, rather than traditional white rice, for added protein, thiamine, and magnesium.

Obviously the real star of the show here is the fresh fish. We get high quality, sushi-grade seafood packed in ice that’s cut fresh for you every day.

Fish is a great protein source, boasting a number of important nutrients. Most notable are the essential fatty acids like omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 that come largely from fish and are great for clear brain function. These fatty acids support cardiovascular health and help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Most traditional poke is made from ahi (often yellowfin tuna) or kimchee tako (octopus), but you can also choose salmon, which often contains lower mercury levels than other fish.

On average, poke is naturally low in calories, with 5 oz. of ahi poke with shoyu (soy sauce) boasting only 104 calories but packing an average of 21 grams of protein. Great balance for anyone on a clean diet!  As our friends from the gym are always telling us, since protein is critical to maintaining muscle health and works to balance hormones, eating poke is a great (and delicious) way to meet your daily protein needs!

Making Healthy Choices

Of course, the health factor of your poke bowl largely depends on what ingredients you put in it. We offer four Signature Poke Bowls to choose from but there’s always the option to customize your poke bowl with whichever proteins, veggies, and toppings you prefer. Spicy mayo is tasty but has more calories than our traditional OG sauce.

It all comes down to the choices we make. When you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner meal, don’t slide through the drive-thru for deep-fried grease and fatty burgers! Come to Poke Bros and enjoy a light, healthy dish that’s delicious and nutritious for the same cost as a fast food value meal.


Your body (and your taste buds) will thank you

and you can feel good about your diet for once.


Come try a delicious poke bowl at your favorite Columbus poke restaurant, Poke Bros!

Open Daily near Polaris Fashion Mall.