Seafood is a delicious cuisine that not only tastes good, but is great for your health too. In some countries, seafood is the protein of choice because of its many health benefits. Here are 5 reasons seafood is good for you and why you should eat it regularly.
1. It helps your brain
Seafood contains omega-3s which are needed for brain growth in infants and children. For adults, eating seafood may lower one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. If you want to feed your brain, add more seafood to your diet.
2. Builds stronger bones
Fatty skinned fish like salmon and tuna contain Vitamin D which helps build stronger bones. Vitamin D can also assist the body with calcium absorption and prompt cell growth.
3. It boosts your metabolism
Who doesn’t want a better metabolism? As we age, our metabolism starts to wane. Eating seafood may boost your metabolism, as seafood will nourish your body with B-complex vitamins which help the body to function more efficiently.
4. May reduce the risk of heart attack
Many studies have found Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The best way to add Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet is by regularly eating seafood.
5. Helps your immune system
Seafood contains selenium which is a potent antioxidant and has been found to improve the immune system. The increased consumption of omega-3 can also reduce symptoms from certain allergies, including asthma.
Seafood is a lean meat that the body is able to easily digest and it tastes delicious. It’s nutrient rich which is why it is the middle food group on the food pyramid. Health practitioners recommend seafood should be eaten twice a week.
If you want to increase your seafood intake for the week, why not make a reservation at Wilsons Boathouse? We’d be delighted to help you meet your seafood quota for the week.