Everyone knows that seafood is very healthy. All that oily fish is packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, and it is super important that you try and get as much of it as possible into your family’s diet.
There is so much good stuff to eat that comes from the sea, though. Which is really worth it? Here is my roundup of some of the healthiest seafood out there.
If you can stomach oysters, then you should try and indulge in them more often. If you can get them from the Pacific Ocean, then even better. Ones that are harvested from those waters often have higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Not only that, though, but they are also a great source of immunity boosting zinc. Try and avoid oysters that come from Asia, though, as these often contain traces of industrial chemicals.
Wild salmon is one of the healthiest fish out there. If you eat even a small salmon fillet, you will almost certainly be getting more than your recommended daily intake of Omega 3 fatty acids. One serving will also provide you with around a third of your daily intake of selenium, which can fight heart disease. Don’t buy farmed salmon, though, as this can contain pollutants.
Sea vegetables are very trendy now, and you will see unusual plants such as samphire on many hip restaurant’s menus. You should try and incorporate them into your meals at home too as they come with some great health benefits. You can buy seaweed and salmon in most shops now, and it’s worth taking an algae supplement too to boost your intake of sea vegetables. There aren’t too many AlgaeCal plant calcium side effects you need to worry about. Eventually, you might try and find all your veggies from in the sea!
If you are trying to watch your weight, then shrimp are a great choice as they are very low in calories. You will be able to tuck into these little fishies without worrying about your weight! They are also very nutrient rich and have high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids and safe levels of mercury. They are also great for people who need to watch their cholesterol, as they don’t have much in them at all!
Tuna is great for you and your family whether you buy it fresh or in a can. In fact, canned tuna has a lot less mercury than when the fish is fresh, so that is something worth considering. Canned and fresh tuna has plenty of Omega 3s in it, and each kind is also a great source of selenium and vitamin B. However, as it has a relatively high mercury content compared to other fish types, it is recommended that you only eat tuna fewer than eight times a month.
Which little fish will you choose for your dish tonight? As you can see, cooking with fish and sea vegetables is so very worth it for all the health benefits. Plus, they all taste great!