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
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.
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
What are the nutritional and health benefits of eating salmon?
Salmon is rich in Omega-3, Protein, and Vitamins A, B12 and D. Based on the “USDA Nutrition Database,” Ocean Raised™ Farmed Atlantic Salmon has among the highest Omega-3 content of all salmon. According to scientific reports, Omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of heart attacks and drive down LDL (bad) cholesterol. Pier 33 Gourmet Ocean Raised™ Farmed Atlantic Salmon is also a great source of Protein and Vitamins A, B12 and D.
Learn more about our Ocean Raised™ Farmed Atlantic Salmon in our
What are the nutritional and health benefits of eating mussels?
Fitness magazine has reported that shellfish like mussels, clams, and oysters are loaded with minerals and high in protein. Specifically, mussels are high in iron and selenium (which is also known to play a key role in metabolism).
What are the nutritional and health benefits of eating langostino lobster?
Livestrong.com tells us that langostinos contain zero carbohydrates and provide you with 21 grams of protein per serving. Protein is important to meet energy needs and promotes muscle building. Protein also helps protect your immune system. A 4-oz. portion of langostino lobster contains 1 gram of fat, which makes this shellfish a good choice for low-fat diets. Rich in minerals, langostinos contain calcium and iron. A 4-oz. serving provides 8 percent of the daily, recommended intake of calcium, a mineral your body uses to strengthen your bones and teeth. A serving of langostino contains 8 percent of the iron your body needs each day.
Our Pier 33 Gourmet Ocean Raised™ Atlantic Salmon, wild caught Langostino Lobster Tails and rope-cultured Mussels are high in protein, low in fat and very low in carbohydrates.
Why is consuming seafood good for your heart health?
The smart people at Health.gov tell you to nourish your heart by consuming about 8 ounces per week of a variety of seafood, which provide an average of 250 mg per day of EPA and DHA. These nutrients are associated with a lower risk of cardiac deaths among individuals with and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Why is consuming seafood good for pregnant women?
While seafood may not be a baby’s first choice of what to eat women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, according to Health.gov, should consume at least 8 and up to 12 ounces of a variety of seafood per week. Future moms should make sure to choose varieties that are lower in methyl mercury and are good sources of DHA, which is associated with improved infant health outcomes. Ask your obstetrician and pediatrician about how to make healthy food choices that include seafood.