Health benefits of seafood

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Health benefits of seafood

We know fresh seafood is part of a healthy diet, but most of us don’t get enough.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says we should eat seafood twice a week for a healthy diet. And the American Heart Association says eating fish can prevent cardiovascular disease.

Seared tuna, for example, is low in calories, but high in protein – about 30 grams in a 4.5-ounce serving. Tuna also offers B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids that provide health benefits.

Oysters are also high in protein and have only 4 grams of fat in a 6-ounce serving. Oysters pack a number of minerals, including iron, zinc and selenium. Those nutrients contribute to healthy cell function. In addition, oysters boost your intake of vitamins C and B12.

Snapper and grouper are also high in protein, and low in calories and fat (when grilled or baked). Fish serve as an excellent source of an array of vitamins and minerals. For example, a grouper fillet contains 50 grams of protein, 100 percent of your daily protein needs.

If you visit the Alabama coast, it’s easy to pack a lot of seafood into your daily diet. Nolan’s Restaurant is here to help.

2017-04-26T14:40:14+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

2 Comments

  1. Sharon Wilson-Smith January 4, 2018 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    The best part of your article for me is when you talked about how seared tuna offers Omega-3 fatty acids that are helpful to keep a good cardiovascular health. My mother and I both love trying out different dishes. At the moment, we’re looking to try seafood dishes that are both healthy and delicious. Since my mother had an issue with her heart’s health before, it’s important for me to ensure that the dishes we will consume will benefit her health. It will be a good idea for us to visit a seafood restaurant that offers healthy dishes. I will make sure to consider all your tips. Thanks!

  2. Sharon Wilson-Smith December 5, 2018 at 2:14 am - Reply

    I like that you pointed out that oysters are high in protein and packed with vitamin C that can help to make sure cells function properly. This is a good tip for me because my sister is asking me to eat with her at a seafood restaurant. I usually get colds due to a weak immune system, so I will make sure to order meals with oysters.

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