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Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes

Seafood, especially fish and shrimp, is popularly consumed worldwide. Seafood is a good source of high-quality protein. It is also the main source of animal protein for a number of people, especially for those who live near to a river or sea.

Health Benefits of Fish and Seafood

Fish and seafood are comparatively low in saturated fat and well known as good sources of heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acid is a polyunsaturated fat that play an important rule in maintaining our brain function and needed for our growth. However, our body only produces them in small amount, so we will need to get the remaining necessary amount from the food. Adequate consumption of Omega-3 acid is recommended to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve several other health problems such as asthma, and inflammation.

Fish and seafood also provide high-quality protein and rich in vitamins and minerals. The vitamin D that can be found especially in fatty fish, is a very important nutrient needed for bone building. Certain varieties of fish and seafood are high in antioxidants that help to boost the immune system. Other beneficial nutrients for our health that can be found in fish and seafood include iodine, zinc, and selenium.

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The Risk of Mercury in Fish and Seafood

Some seafood, including fish and shellfish contain mercury, especially some large long-live fish. This mercury concentrated in the body of fishes is often in the form of methyl mercury that is toxic to human, and may harm the development of nervous system of an unborn baby and young child. Thus, mercury contamination of seafood can be a serious health issue.

Although there are health risks in consuming mercury, this does not mean that fish and seafood should be avoided completely as they are very good sources to give us the important nutrients include Omega-3 fatty acids. There is no clear advice on how much mercury consumed is considered safe. The bottom line is always try to avoid choosing the fish and seafood that is high in mercury content, such as swordfish, shark, tilefish, king mackerel, and tuna (except canned light tuna).

Healthy Fish and Seafood Recipes – How to cook fish and seafood

There are many ways to prepare healthy fish, prawns and other seafood. Do not think that preparing seafood is very difficult. Some seafood preparation methods can be surprisingly easy, and the result is not only healthy, but tasty too. Just make sure you get the right fish, prawn or any seafood recipe.

A wide variety of salmon, tuna, prawn, or other fish and seafood recipes can be obtained in our healthy recipes collection as below.

Healthy Fish Recipes Collection

  1. Easy Healthy Fried Fish and Battered Fish Recipes

Healthy Salmon Fish Recipes Collection

  1. Easy Healthy Grilled Salmon Fish Recipes

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