Top 5 reasons to eat seafood

Published on
October 23, 2015


Diet_318x203.jpg.medium.800x800.jpegA low-calorie protein

Seafood is a low-calorie source of healthy fats and protein. A 3-ounce cooked serving of most fish or shellfish provides about one-third of the average, daily recommended amount of protein. Most lean fish such as cod and flounder contain 100 calories or less per 3-ounce cooked portion, and most kinds of fish and shellfish contain less than five percent total fat. Plus, the protein in seafood is easier to digest because it has less connective tissue than red meats and poultry, said Linda Cornish, executive director of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership. “For certain groups of people, such as the elderly who may have difficulty chewing or digesting their food, seafood can be a good choice to help them obtain their daily protein needs.”


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