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Stay Healthy, Eat More Fish and Seafood

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There are many good reasons to eat fish and seafood. Fish is a source of high-quality protein and is low in fat and cholesterol.

Fish and seafood are excellent sources of vitamin B12, vitamin D, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. There is now a lot of evidence that people who regularly include fish in their diet have a lower risk of unwanted weight gain.

The omega-3 fatty acids that fish is rich in are a very important contributor to the health benefits of a diet rich in fish and seafood. Along with high-quality vegetable oils, the health benefits are impressive. So you better reach for the tuna steak and reduce the consumption of beef steak? Well not really, as always it’s a matter of balance.

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Omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to a significant reduction in the symptoms of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and colitis. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), they significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. Better yet, rich omega-3 foods like fish are closely associated with positive mood swings. So fish can even be therapeutically valuable in the treatment of mild depression or the “winter blues”!

More good news: There is evidence of a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, as well as a reduction in the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. Of course, there are still many unanswered questions in this area, but fish and seafood are an important part of the Mediterranean diet. It is well known that people in countries that eat fish and use olive oil have fewer cancers and heart problems than we do in America.

And the list goes on. It seems that fish and seafood are also very beneficial for pregnant women. The omega-3 fatty acids appear to have a positive effect on fetal brain development and may reduce the risk of preterm birth. There are positive effects on the growth and health of the fetus.

All of these very beneficial effects appear to be linked to omega-3 fatty acids, but there is now a growing body of information on the importance of other nutrients in fish and other seafood. Proteins, vitamins, and amino acids can all play a role in the health benefits of eating fish. It’s about the sum being greater than the sum of the parts.

The benefits of eating fish and seafood are so obvious that the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adults eat fish at least twice a week, and if you have heart disease, the AHA recommends a diet rich in omega-3s -Fatty acids contains like one “fatty fish” meal a day. So fish is beneficial for the health of people with heart problems and prevents these problems from developing in the first place.

Reading all this it seems obvious. Eat more fish and seafood. You will find a wide range of seafood recipes on our website. Speaking of great news for seafood lovers! And did you know that there really are countless ways to prepare a great fish dish?

With so much positive news about fish, it’s impossible not to think that there might be a catch. Well, in a way there is. There are dangers in the form of heavy metals in fish. An article on the dangers and some FDA guidelines for maintaining and maintaining your health are available on our website.

Thanks to Hans Dekker

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