Why is seafood so healthy? (Part 1)

We all know that seafood is good for us but what are the benefits of including seafood in your diet? This article is the first in a series of blogs about the health benefits of seafood. We will cover a few different aspects of the role of seafood but in this article we are going to focus on the benefits of including seafood in your diet.

A balanced diet is considered essential for good health and means that we need to consume a variety of different foods to obtain the vitamins and minerals needed for optimum health. Here are some of the key health benefits of including seafood in your diet:

  • Seafood is an excellent source of protein. The function of protein in your body is akin to a building block. It helps your body undertake a wide variety of activities from growth, maintenance and repair.
  • Seafood is rich in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. Fatty acids are critical to good health as they assist with important functions such as assisting your organs function properly and aiding red blood cells.
  • Seafood is the best food source of iodine with salt water seafood containing twice the iodine found in fresh water varieties. In the modern diet, many people are lacking iodine. This nutrient assists in the normal function and regulation of hormones and your metabolism.

So including seafood in your diet can have some really significant impacts on your overall health. In our next article we are going to be looking in more depth at what Omega-3 is and why it is important.

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