Tip: Health Benefits of Seafood

Seafood, high in omega-3s, is a top superfood.

Benefits of SeafoodSeafood, high in omega-3s, is a top superfood and here’s why:

  • Good for the brain – acts like a mood stabilizer, prevents strokes, lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and alleviates attention deficit disorder
  • Good for the heart – lowers high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol; prevents blood clots, heart attacks and the heart from misfiring
  • Good for the gut – reduces the risk of colon cancer, lessens diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Good for the eyes – keeps eyes moist, improves visual acuity and lessens age-related macular degeneration
  • Good for the bones – reduces risk of osteoporosis; keeps joints lubricated
  • Good for the skin – softens skin and prevents eczema, dermatitis
  • Helps control weight – more nutrient dense; fill full with less calories
  • Less cancer risk – especially prostate and colorectal
  • Less asthma – anti-inflammatory protection against bronchitis
  • Better immune system – also prevents arthritis, colitis, and others listed above

Call to action:

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the International Society of the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids you should eat at least 600 milligrams of omega-3s (DHA and EPA) per day, which is based on pure science.  You can do this by eating 6 ounces of wild salmon (not farm raised*) twice a week.

*Note: Farm raised fish is less expensive but contains fewer healthy fats and more pollutants.

To your wellness,

Lynn

p.s. Source: Prime-Time Health by Williams Sears, pg. 191 – 193

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