“You don’t have to eat less, you just have to eat right!”
Most renowned and acclaimed nutritionists and dietitians claim with confidence that maintaining good health is not about giving up on food, but about eating the right quantity at the right time.
Being fit, and more importantly, maintaining your fitness is no herculean task my friend. You don’t have to give up on everything delicious and face the irrevocable guilt every time you allow yourself to have a cheat day.
It’s not about eating less but about eating smart. And that is precisely why we sincerely thank God for seafood. It is delicious, exquisite and it has enough health benefits to become a part of our regular diet.
Don’t believe us? Here’re seven science-backed benefits of eating seafood:
1. A Sight for Sore Eyes: Seafood maintains your eyesight
If you remember your middle school science class well, you would know that fish and much other seafood play a vital role in preserving one’s eyesight. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science Journal suggests that those who have a high intake of seafood in their regular diet are less likely to suffer from age-related macular degeneration, a disease that decreases your visual ability and can cause night blindness.
2. Oh, That Beach Body: It keeps you in a good shape
US Department of Agriculture deemed seafood to be a low-calorie food in comparison to meat and other poultry products. Do you know that lower species of fish especially cod, flounder, and sole contain 100 calories or less per 85 gms. Even fattier fishes like mackerel, herring, and salmon contain less than 200 calories or less per 85 gms. So eat away without having to worry about the calorie count.
3. Heart of the Matter: It is good for heart and fights cardiac problems
A proportionate diet is the key to being fit. Seafood not only has nutritional multi-vitamins, but also contains low level of cholesterol thus being healthy for your heart. Most seafood contains less than 300 mgs of cholesterol per 85 gms. Even seafood like squid that has high cholesterol content contributes towards your overall health as it is a good source of phosphorus, riboflavin and vitamin B-12. A journal by American Health Association published that people who include seafood as a part of their regular diet have 50 percent lesser chances of having a cardiac problem. Now that’s a heart-winning plus point, won’t you say!
4. Be Comfortable in your Own Skin: Seafood improves the quality and texture of your skin and hair
Most seafood contain high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids which boost the health of your skin and hair. This healthy kind of fat gives your hair a natural sheen. It also supplies collagen to your skin which uplifts your skin making it firm and flexible.
5. Make no Bones About it: Seafood is good for your joints
This magical content in your seafood called Omega 3 has many benefits. One such great advantage is that it strengthens the joints in your bones and reduces the risk of arthritis. Joint benefits, didn’t we say!
6. Cheers! Seafood improves your mood
Seafood is proven not just to reduce the risk of depression and other mental health issues but also treat it. Omega 3 is a rich source of anti-depression agents that regenerate your brain cells and boost your brainpower at the same time. We are sure you are not gonna forget that.
7. Choices Galore! Seafood offers versatile choices rich in multiple nutrients
There is a wide variety of seafood options to choose from and all those delicious tasting pieces of heaven are rich in essential nutrients. Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B, proteins, Omega 3…you name it, you got it. Where else you do you get such choices?
If this makes you want to cook up a seafood platter, we would definitely understand. Go ahead, order now, and take a bite of the healthy life.