Health benefits of eating seafood

Health benefits of seafood

Why eat fish?

Eating a healthy balanced diet includes eating fish, we should aim to eat two portions of fish a week with one being a fatty fish the health benefits include high quality protein, moreover they have a wide selection of vitamins and minerals along with healthy fats.

Fish including shellfish are amazing sources of vitamins and minerals. Oily fish such as salmon and sardines are particularly high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help to keep your heart healthy.

There is different advice for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and children and babies on how what type of fish and how many portions of fish you should eat.

Without a doubt Steamed, grilled and baked fish are the healthiest ways of cooking, beside theses methods you could fry your fish, however frying is the most unhealthiest way of cooking.


How much fish should you eat?

To ensure there are enough fish to eat now and in the future, we should try to eat a wide variety of fish and try and buy your fish from a sustainable source

Fish contain important nutrients, including high protein, iodine, and various vitamins and minerals. Fatty varieties also pack omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.

You should eat at least one serving of fish per week this has been linked to a reduced risk of heart attacks and strokes. is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which is essential for brain and eyes, development. It is recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women get enough omega-3s but avoid high-mercury fish.

Fish intake can help prevent mental decline in ageing people. People who eat fish regularly also have more grey matter in the brain centres that control memory and emotion. Omega-3 fatty acids may combat depression both on their own and when taken with antidepressant medications.


Oily fish include:

herring (bloater, kipper are types of herring)








Oily fish are:

high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which may help to prevent heart disease

a reliable source of vitamin D

Some oily fish contain bones that you can eat. These include whitebait, canned sardines, pilchards, and tinned salmon (but not fresh salmon). These fish can help keep our bones strong because they are sources of calcium and phosphorus.

White fish

Cod, haddock, plaice, pollock, Coley, dab, flounder, red mullet, gurnard, and tilapia are all examples of white fish.

These 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

some species can be a source of omega-3 fatty acids, e.g., sea bass, sea bream, turbot, halibut, but at lower levels than oily fish

Shellfish includes prawns, mussels, scallops, squid, and langoustine.

Shellfish are:

low in fat, a source of selenium, zinc, iodine, and copper. Some types of shellfish, such as mussels, oysters, squid, and crab, are also particularly good sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, but they do not contain as much as oily fish. Oily fish and omega-3 fatty acids


Oily fish contains long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Long-chain omega-3 can help to prevent heart disease. Additionally its without a doubt extremely important for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, because it can help a baby’s nervous system to develop. Oily fish are the richest source of long-chain omega-3. Some white fish and shellfish also contain long-chain omega-3, but not as much as oily fish.


The main shellfish sources of long-chain omega-3 are:





Furthermore Including fish into your diet can help Improves Memory, Treats Acne, Aids in Weight Loss, Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Protect from Vision Loss, helps treat A.D.H.D Improve Blood Flow, Reduces Depression! Promotes Healthy Skin and Hair


By Aaron Christopher Slade

Best health benefits of eating seafood in your diet.


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By Aaron Christopher Slade 

A.C.S Nutritional Therapist and weight loss specialist. A registered nutritional therapist.

A.C.S Nutritional Therapist and weight loss specialist.
A registered nutritional therapist.