Health Benefits of Seafood

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 a healthy, balanced diet should include at least 2 portions of fish a week, including 1 portion of oily fish to gain the maximum benefit.

 

Oily Fish

Oily Fish are high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which may help to prevent heart disease - and a good source of vitamin D. 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.

 

 

White Fish

White Fish are low in fat, making them one of the healthier, low-fat alternatives to red or processed meat, which tends to be higher in fat, especially saturated fat. Packed with protein, 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.

 

 

Shellfish

Shellfish are low in fat and a source of selenium, zinc, iodine and copper

 

 

Please note that this information does not constitute medical advice, and we strongly advise you contact a medical professional before making any radical changes to your diet or have concerns/queries. Information has been sourced from the NHS website here.