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

A substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish

Author: Technical University of Denmark Credit: CC0 Public Domain   The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish, according to calculations from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. Men over 50 and women of childbearing age in particular would benefit from such a change in diet. In a Ph.D. study at the National Food Institute, Sofie Theresa Thomsen has developed a method to calculate the total health impact of replacing one food with another in the diet. The method has been used to assess [...]

2019-05-17T12:14:54-05:00May 19th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

10 Tips: Eat Seafood Twice a Week

Author: Choose My Plate Twice a week, make seafood—fish and shellfish—the main protein food on your plate.* Seafood contains a range of nutrients, including healthy omega-3 fats. According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eating about 8 ounces per week (less for young children) of a variety of seafood can help prevent heart disease.   Eat a variety of seafood Include some that are higher in omega-3s and lower in mercury, such as salmon, trout, oysters, Atlantic and Pacific mackerel, herring, and sardines. Keep it lean and flavorful Try grilling, broiling, roasting, or baking—they don’t add extra fat. Avoid [...]

2019-05-11T17:19:32-05:00May 12th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

World Tuna Day 2019: Here is why you should have this fish in your salads and sandwiches

Author: Editorial Team As we celebrate World Tuna Day today, here is a low-down on the plethora of health benefits this seafood comes with. From helping in battling obesity to fighting thyroid issues, tuna is a boon in more ways than one. ©Shutterstock Tuna and similar species are a rich source of food for many countries. These supremely tasty fish offer many health benefits which have increased their demand globally, threatening their existence. Tuna forms more than 8 per cent of the entire gamut of globally traded seafood. World Tuna Day is celebrated every year on the 2nd of May [...]

2019-05-03T23:39:28-05:00May 5th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

6 Health reasons why you should eat more salmon

Author: Steven Christensen · Seafood such as salmon, tuna, and shrimp is known for its health benefits. It’s a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and high-quality proteins. It also contains many important minerals including zinc, iodine, and phosphorous. Eating fish regularly helps lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiac diseases. Among them, salmon contains high quantities of omega-3 fatty acids which are responsible for maintaining a healthy heart and improving overall health. Salmon is also found to be beneficial for proper cognitive functioning. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the major health reasons why [...]

2019-04-27T17:08:07-05:00April 28th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Nutrients in Fresh Grouper

Author: Sharon Perkins   Grouper comes in numerous varieties, colors and sizes. Like most fish, grouper contains large amounts of protein, minimal amounts of saturated fat and no sugar. Unlike fatty cold-water fish, grouper does not supply large amounts of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Grouper can also carry a toxin, ciguatera, which can cause neurological problems if you ingest it. (Image: puchkovo48/iStock/Getty Images) Calories Most fish, including grouper, are naturally low in calories. A 3-ounce raw serving of grouper supplies 100 calories. This equals just 5 percent of your daily calorie intake if you consume an average 2,000-calorie diet. One [...]

2019-04-13T21:11:23-05:00April 14th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Nutritional Values of Freshwater Fish

Author: Lisa Thompson Although not as high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids as some saltwater fish, freshwater fish are a nutritious choice for lunch or dinner. Most freshwater fish are low in fat and high in protein. One serving of most freshwater fish provides more than 30 percent of the dietary reference intake of protein for adults. (Image: sasimoto/iStock/Getty Images) Freshwater Bass A 3-oz. serving of freshwater bass, cooked with dry heat, contains 124 calories, which come from 20.6 g of protein and 4 g of fat. One serving of bass contains 74 mg of cholesterol, which provides 25 percent [...]

2019-04-06T19:47:57-05:00April 7th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments