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Seafood Health Benefits

Most people are completely unaware that there are many health benefits of seafood. Fresh seafood is a genuine health food that has been shown to help prevent and alleviate growing list of ailments. Experts on human nutrition who have studied these seafood health benefits have determined that fresh seafood, when consumed at least two times per week, produces significant improvements in heart problems, arthritis, and other health-related issues.

Seafood as a Provider of Essential Oils, Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients

A healthy diet should consist of a variety of fish, which are comparatively low in fat and high in Omega-3, including:

  • Sardines
  • Salmon
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Tuna

Seafood is an excellent source of high-quality protein while remaining low in saturated fat and rich in vitamins and minerals. The vitamin D is one such vitamin found in fresh seafood that possesses anti-cancer and bone-building properties. Astaxanthin, an anti-oxidant found in salmon, also produces a host of documented health advantages. Additional nutrients that contribute to seafood's health benefits include iodine, zinc and selenium.

Health Benefits of Seafood

Recent studies have shown that the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids found in fresh seafood have a number of heart-related health benefits. These polyunsaturated acids, otherwise known as "good fats", prove to lower cholesterol, decrease blood clotting factors and increase beneficial relaxation in larger arteries and blood vessels.

Additional fresh seafood health benefits in relation to brain functioning, skin conditions and ability to fight infection include improvements in:

  • Immune system
  • Eye functioning
  • Neurological functioning
  • Infant brain development
  • Intelligence
  • Psoriasis
  • Concentration