Health Benefits of Seafood
Looking to kick start your new year with a healthier diet, but not sure where to start? Fish is one of nature’s super foods. It has less saturated fat than meat, and is packed with vitamins and minerals, essential for a healthy body and mind. According to the NHS, we should all be eating at least 2 portions of fish a week, including 1 portion of oily fish to gain the maximum benefit. So it’s time to swap mince pies for mackerel, stock up on plenty of seafood, and make 2019 your healthiest year yet.
So what are your oily options? Salmon, mackerel, and sardines are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids as well as flavour. Serve with dark green leafy vegetables and you’ll have a meal packed with essential micronutrients to help stave off those pesky winter bugs, and provide a dose of vitamins A and D, which is so vital in these darker months.
When it comes to white fish, monkfish, haddock and halibut are 3 of our favourites. Packed with protein, which helps keep you satisfied but incredibly low in fat, white fish is a great option if you’re aiming to lose a bit of the festive fluff! White fish can also help promote healthy brain function, boost your immune system and fight inflammation.
Finally, a serving of shellfish such as mussels, crab or squid, which are also high in protein and low in fat, is a great addition to your diet. If you’re in need of some mealtime inspiration, head to our recipes section, where you’ll find plenty of ideas to suit your seafood.