There are millions of people in the world that rely on seafood as their primary source of protein, and there are many who think meat is the only answer to fueling any protein intake.
What most do not know, is how healthy seafood really is for the human body. Seafood is nutrient-rich, a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. So the next time you are contemplating whether or not to order the surf or the turf, know that the seafood you’re consuming will heed many benefits, and here’s why:
Provides Essential Nutrients
As mentioned, seafood provides nutrients that many types of meat do not. It is known for being a natural source of vitamins and minerals. Vitamin D, Vitamin B, and Vitamin A are mainly found in seafood all of which perform many different functions. Vitamin B increases energy levels, metabolism, and concentration, while Vitamin A helps protect vision and boosts the reproductive system. Vitamin D helps with bone growth, calcium absorption, and immune system efficiency.
Promotes Heart Health
Seafood’s most significant benefit is heart health. It has an ample amount of omega 3 fatty acids which are most commonly known for improving heart health. Along with the benefits it provides, it can also help prevent the risk of cardiovascular events occurring.
Stimulates Brain Power!
Much like heart health, omega 3 fatty acids help boost brain power! Seafood Omega 3’s can help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. A sufficient intake of DHA and EPA which are found in omega 3 fatty acids can also promote proper brain growth in infants and children. Researchers have also recently discovered that enough omega 3 intakes can help with cognitive function in aging women.
Enhances Your Skin
Who doesn’t love great skin? By adding seafood into your diet, your skin will feel more moisturized. The omega 3 fatty acids that are in seafood help protect the skin against UV rays from the sun. Fish oil can also help reduce the currency of acne appearing.
As many wouldn’t expect, seafood provides many benefits in a woman’s pregnancy. By consuming more fish throughout pregnancy, it is very likely that it will enhance fetal growth and development. It can also aid in reducing preterm delivery.
A good bit of variety is good for everyone’s diet. While we aren’t saying that your only source of protein should be streaming through seafood consumption, we highly recommend adding it into your diet more often. If you are looking for a restaurant along Boston’s historic North End, head on over to Mare where you can get the freshest seafood in the Bay area! Call ahead and book a reservation now