For a Great Sustainable Seafood Choice, Choose Mussels

Author: Melanie Pinola       Mussels are not only inexpensive and tasty, they're one of the most sustainable types of seafood—and can even help improve the environment. Here's how to make mussels your go-to choice for sustainable seafood.                                     Photo by bugmonkey Buying seafood responsibly is essential for protecting our environment, but choosing the right seafood can be complicated because of all the variables involved with the "sustainable seafood" label. At a restaurant or market, you might not know where a fish was [...]

2019-02-16T22:47:06+00:00February 17th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Is Cod Healthy? Nutrition, Calories, Benefits, and More

Author: Health Line Cod is a fish with flaky, white flesh and a mild flavor. It’s packed with protein, B vitamins, and minerals. However — unlike many other types of seafood — cod is not often promoted as a health food, so you may wonder whether it’s good for you. This article tells you everything you need to know about cod, including its nutrition content and health benefits. What Is Cod?Cod is a popular, widely harvested fish because of its flaky, white flesh and mild taste. Several species of fish within the genus Gadus are considered cod, including the Atlantic, [...]

2019-02-09T19:24:17+00:00February 10th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Is Seafood the “Ultimate” Brain Food?

Author: Nora Gedgaudas by Nora Gedgaudas Let’s face it, fish as a dietary inclusion seems to enjoy an almost (excuse the terminology) “sacred cow” status that no one bothers to question. It seems to be the darling of every health enthusiast out there. Even a number of self-proclaimed vegetarians/vegans will curiously mention that they also (paradoxically) include fish as part of their diets, while adamantly eschewing all (other) forms of meat. Mind you, I could go on and on (and have been known to do so) about all the potential risks associated with seafood consumption nowadays (another tome for another [...]

2019-02-02T23:01:18+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Healthiest Ways to Eat Tuna Fish

Author: Karen Curinga Tuna is an excellent food to add to your healthy eating plan. It's protein-rich, high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, low in calories and is considered a low-mercury fish. Preparing tuna by smothering it in mayonnaise, serving it with refined white bread or covering it with rich sauces, however, cancels out some of it's potential health benefits. Whether canned or fresh, there are several healthy, nutrient-packed ways to prepare and eat tuna. Power Salads Salads are a nutritious way to combine tuna with an array of other healthy foods for a light lunch or dinner. Along with [...]

2019-01-26T20:27:27+00:00January 27th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Get Smart About Storing Seafood

Author: Len Canter, HealthDay Reporter     With concerns about overfishing, it's shocking to learn that 40 percent of the edible U.S. seafood supply is lost or wasted every year -- and half of that is by consumers. That's not only money down the drain, but also a loss of valuable nutrients like protein and omega-3 fatty acids. To cut waste, calculate the amount of fish you really need before shopping based on the recipe you'll be following and portion sizes. It will also help to have a plan for any leftovers, such as a brown bag lunch the next day. [...]

2019-01-19T22:04:36+00:00January 20th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Your Sushi May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

Author: Shaun Chavis   Sushi rolls topped with roe and heavy sauces, and dipped in wasabi and soy sauce can be packed with sodium and sugar. eqsk134/Getty Images   Seafood's got a justified health halo: It's generally lower in calories than other proteins, with beneficial fatty acids. So it's easy to assume that sushi is also healthy. Problem is, all the things rolled up with that heart-healthy tuna and salmon roll can add up — in calories, sodium, fat and carbs. In fact, some of the most popular sushi rolls can have half a day's worth of sodium, turning your [...]

2019-01-13T00:22:55+00:00January 13th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Truth About Tilapia

Author: Berkeley Wellness   Famed as the food of pharaohs in ancient times, tilapia is the world’s second most farmed fish (after carp)—and the fourth most consumed type of seafood in the U.S. (after shrimp, tuna, and salmon). The term tilapia actually refers to several related fish species that originated in the Middle East and Africa but are now farmed all over the world. Though its production is growing in the U.S., most of the tilapia we eat here is imported from Asia and Latin America. If you eat fish, you have probably already had tilapia (sometimes called St. Peter’s [...]

2019-01-05T19:26:22+00:00January 6th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Seafood High in Potassium

Author: Lisa Maloney   Potassium is well-known as an electrolyte, one of the minerals you need for your body's cells to function properly and to help regulate fluid balance. But potassium has other functions in your body too, all of them critically important. It helps regulate your heartbeat, muscle contractions and nerve signaling. It's required to help some enzymes to function, aids in bone health, reduces the risk of some cardiovascular diseases, and can lower your risk of kidney stones, too. If you're looking to increase your intake of dietary potassium, almost any seafood is a good source. Tip The [...]

2018-12-29T19:15:18+00:00December 30th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Americans Are Eating More Fish, But Still Not Enough

Author: Kim Painter Photo: Larry Olmsted for USA TODAY This week is all about turkey. But year round, Americans are making room on their plates for more fish and other seafood. We ate an average of 15.5 pounds of it in 2015, continuing a three-year rise, says a recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But here’s the catch: That’s roughly one 4-ounce serving each week, or half the 8 ounces recommended for most adults in U.S. dietary guidelines. The American Heart Association also urges adults to eat two fish meals a week. A fish-rich diet lowers the [...]

2018-12-14T22:49:14+00:00December 16th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Signs You Aren’t Getting Enough Omega-3s and What You Can Do About It

Author: Sara Hendricks Fish might be your best bet for getting omega-3s. iStock Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient that assists with cognitive function, joint health, and cardiovascular strength. If you don't get enough omega-3s, you may experience dry, flaky skin and dermatitis. You could also experience heightened anxiety. Omega-3 fatty acids are something you've probably heard a lot about — but might not be quite sure about what they can actually do for you. But, rest assured, omega-3s are important. According to the National Institute of Health, omega-3s are vital for cardiovascular health, cognitive function, and cancer prevention. [...]

2018-12-09T00:12:20+00:00December 9th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments