Benefits of a Fish Diet
July 29th 2005
Fish and Your
Most red and white meats are very fatty
and are not a healthy way to eat. Seafood on the other hand offers you a
great tasting alternative. When cooked correctly you couldnít ask for a
better tasting meal.
Seafood can be purchased either fresh or frozen. By freezing the seafood
fresh it can be shipped all over the world so everyone can have the
opportunity to enjoy fresh seafood that they may not otherwise be able
Seafood that has not been kept at or below 39 degrees may not be safe to
eat, so if youíre not sure if itís good or not, throw it away. It is not
worth the risk of getting sick. When choosing to purchase fresh seafood
be sure and check it out thoroughly to make sure it is fresh. One thing
to look for is to make sure the eyes are not bulging, but clear instead.
Donít accept fish where the gills are pink, they should always be red. A
very important fact to remember is that even though it is seafood, it
should not have a fishy smell to it. If you notice any of these things
wrong, do not purchase the seafood.
The best and safest way to cook frozen seafood is
while it is still frozen. You can cook it by baking the seafood in an
oven, or cooking it in a frying pan. The most popular way to cook
seafood is wrapped in foil, and placed on a barbeque grill. This seems
to give you the best flavor possible. You can thaw out the seafood
before cooking it, but if you do this, make sure you cook it as quick as
you can. If you do not cook all seafood that has been thawed, make sure
you throw away any that is left. Seafood can never be refrozen.
Because eating seafood can actually treat some illness and prevent
certain diseases, it can be considered a very healthily diet. Some fish
contain the omega-3 oils which help stop certain disease, and help in
the aid of curing some illness. Most all seafood is high in protein and
low in fat, with the exception of a few, such as the eel.
Seafood has been linked in helping the prevention of Alzheimerís
disease, and to aid in the prevention of breast cancer. Women in
countries that eat more seafood than red meat have a lower tendency of
contracting breast cancer. Using fish oil has also been linked to
preventing some diseases.
There are a lot of healthy benefits from eating a seafood diet. Scallops
and mussels add zinc and iron to your body. Seafood also contains
iodine, which is good for your thyroids. Having a seafood diet is just a
smart and healthy thing to do.
By Coleen Panetti
Coleen is the editor of happyseafood.com
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