Eating seafood is a ‘SMASH’ with these 5 healthy, low-mercury options

Author: Kells McPhillips Pin It Photo: Unsplash/Yakynina Anastasia   As the saying goes, “There are plenty of fish in the sea, but only some of them contain low levels of mercury.” Okay, okay, so I embellished this particular cliché just a little bit, but you get the picture: Of the 20,000 known species of fish, only a few stand out as add-to-your-plate protein options that won’t make you worry about mercury. But thankfully, you won’t need to remember 20K different fish, just five, thanks to this easy acronym from Parsley Health: SMASH, which stands for sardines, mackerel, anchovies, salmon, and [...]

2019-08-19T21:31:16-05:00August 19th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Cell-Based Seafood: 4 Important Facts Everyone Should Know

Author: Julia B. Olayanju, Contributor   fish fillet; Adobe Stock As disclosed in a recent CBS Insight report, 30% of global human calorie consumption is sourced from meat products. However, plant-based meat and lab-based meat are poised to disrupt the meat industry, analysts at Barclays project that the alternative to meat market may reach $140 billion in the next 10 years. Even though production cost for lab-based meat is higher than animal based meat, the resource comparison data published on CB insights show a significantly lower water usage, greenhouse emissions and land use in lab-based meat compared to animal meat. Cell-based [...]

2019-07-29T23:39:54-05:00July 29th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

How to Select, Store, and Serve Seafood Safely, According to an Expert

Author: Betty Gold It’s an unfortunate reality that many of us are intimidated by the idea of buying, prepping, and cooking seafood at home. No longer. We teamed up with Andrew Gruel of Slapfish to bring you an easy-to-follow checklist to make sure you’re shopping for seafood safely. There’s nothing to be intimidated about—so long as you follow these simple steps. Seafood—which includes both fish and shellfish—offers an array of promising health benefits, like protein, omega 3 fatty acids, plus the ability to boost your heart health and keep your brain sharp. Salmon, cod, shrimp, oysters, and the like are [...]

2019-07-20T23:37:04-05:00July 21st, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

How to avoid food poisoning in hot weather

Author: Bahk Eun-ji Summer is the season when special attention should be paid to food safety to prevent food poisoning. Food poisoning is a common and familiar disease during summer, as various infectious bacteria, viruses and parasites thrive at higher temperatures. The disease is caused by the ingestion of bacterial toxins, but more commonly caught through bacterial invasion into the body. In a sense, the illness is more accurately called bacterial gastrointestinal disease caused by the ingestion of toxic food materials. According to data from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, an average of 113 cases of food poisoning [...]

2019-07-06T18:51:23-05:00July 7th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

First SNP Awards honor those boosting US seafood consumption

Author: Christine Blank Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A.-based Seafood Nutrition Partnership is establishing the annual SNP Awards to honor those have demonstrated exceptional outreach and impact on increasing U.S. seafood consumption. The SNP is accepting nominations through 30 June, 2019, and awardees will be announced on or around 5 August. The efforts of these individuals and organizations will be acknowledged formally at an awards dinner on 16 September, 2019, in advance of SNP’s State of the Science Symposium in Washington, D.C. on 17 September. Nominations may be made for those who work in the seafood space and reside in the U.S. working in [...]

2019-06-28T20:18:40-05:00June 30th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Beyond Meat of fish is coming

Article Authors: Lydia Mulvany and Josh Petri, Bloomberg With the rise of meat substitutes — and their arrival on Wall Street — lab-grown fish and sushi won't be far behind A salmon is held for a photograph during health checks at salmon farm at Hideaway Bay, Tasmania, Australia.Carla Gottgens / Bloomberg   Salmon has become the guinea pig of the seas when it comes to using technology to supplement falling fish populations. Now it’s moved onto land – and into the laboratory. The fatty orange fish was the second-most-consumed seafood in the U.S. in 2017, after shrimp, and per capita [...]

2019-06-22T19:24:35-05:00June 23rd, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Specialty Diets On The Rise With Seafood As A Major Player

Author: Margot Wilsterman hawaii poke bowl with salmon, rice, surimi, avocado, tobiko, carrot and seaweed Getty Confusing media coverage has forced many consumers into a love-hate relationship with seafood. On one hand, there are the health benefits of lean proteins and Omega 3’s being shouted from the rooftops. Studies have shown that eating more seafood can reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even depression. But on the other hand, warnings of health risks potentially caused by seafood contaminants, such as mercury, PCBs and now even microplastics can leave consumers worried they might be having too much of a [...]

2019-06-14T13:12:35-05:00June 16th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Why it pays to shell out on seafood: It’s filled with nutrients and could cut your risk of a heart attack in half

Author: Alice Smellie If you include one portion of seafood in your weekly diet, you may halve the chances of suffering a heart attack. Prawns, crabs, squid and octopus are just as packed with vitamins, minerals and fish oils as fish like salmon or cod. They all contain Omega-3 – a key fatty acid known to help with heart health. Shelling out: It is recommended that you try to eat fresh seafood Although seafood contains cholesterol, it’s actually foods high in saturated fats – the type found in cheese, red meat and fast food – that increase levels of bad [...]

2019-06-08T11:59:32-05:00June 9th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Secrets to Picking the Freshest Seafood

Author: Len Canter, Healthday Reporter     (HealthDay)—You know how important it is to eat seafood twice a week, but buying fresh fish and shellfish can seem daunting. You'll find that it's a lot easier if you remember a few simple rules. When buying whole fish, look for bright, clear eyes. The eyes are the window to a truly fresh fish, because they quickly turn to a dull gray with age. The rest of a fish will also fade as it sits around, so look for vibrant flesh. If you're considering a fillet that still has the skin on, that [...]

2019-05-31T19:33:58-05:00June 2nd, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

US and UK urge parents to feed more seafood to children

Author: Nicki Holmyard “How can we engender enthusiasm in children for eating seafood?” asked Karen Galloway – owner of KAGC Limited, a company specialized in strategic development and consumer insights, and a former employee at Seafish – in her Drummond Lecture at the Shellfish Association of Great Britain this week. “Many studies have shown that children who eat seafood regularly have increased IQ and a better quality of sleep, yet parents in the U.K. are failing to take these messages onboard.” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also happened to release a report this week identifying that children in the [...]

2019-05-26T11:31:44-05:00May 26th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments