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.