According to Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 8th Edition, we should make sure to nourish our bodies with a variety of healthy foods including:
• Vegetables of all kinds and colors—dark green, red and orange; legumes (beans and peas), starchy vegetables, and others
• Fruits, especially whole fruits
• Grains, at least half of which are whole grains
• Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages
• A variety of protein foods, including seafood (That’s US!), lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), and nuts, seeds, and soy products. Of course, we recommend Pier 33 Gourmet Ocean Raised™ Seafood
• Healthy oils
What are the nutritional benefits of consuming seafood?
Health conscious eaters, according to the University of Michigan, should choose seafood because it:
• Is low in saturated fat
• Is rich source of protein and iron
• Contains B vitamins, including B-12
• Promotes normal fetal growth and child development
• Is The richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids
What are Omega-3 fatty acids and why are they part of healthy eating?
Seafood is the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which may be helpful in the prevention and treatment of:
• Heart disease
• High blood pressure
• Mental health disorders
• Digestive disorders
• Autoimmune disease
How do I make smart seafood choices?
The U.S. Department of Health Dietary Guidelines tell us to select seafood higher in EPA and DHA and lower in methyl mercury. In the United States, that includes Ocean Raised™ Atlantic Salmon (We agree!), anchovies, herring, shad, sardines, Pacific oysters, trout, and Atlantic and Pacific mackerel (But not king mackerel, which is high in methyl mercury). Consumers can make healthy and sustainable food choices by choosing fish that is sourced sustainably and low in mercury.
What are the health benefits of consuming seafood?
In a word, Omega-3! Omega-3 fatty acids are good for brain and eye development, and also boost heart health in all age groups. With two servings a week, you can usually get at least 1,750 milligrams of EPA and DHA. The fish with the most Omega-3? Salmon (like Pier 33 Gourmet Ocean Raised™ Atlantic Salmon), mackerel, herring, sardines, anchovies, trout, and tuna.