Our mission at Nuts Over Fish is to encourage healthy living by making fish taste great. But we know that fish isn’t a regular part of everyone’s diet. So before we can convince you to pick up some fish seasoning—specifically, our delicious nut toppings—we have to convince you to eat fish first!
Before we get into the many benefits of eating seafood, let’s make sure we know what counts as seafood. Basically, seafood is anything that comes from the water, including fish and shellfish and sea vegetables such as seaweed. In the United States, any food that comes from freshwater also counts as seafood.
Now let’s take a look at everything seafood has to offer and contributes to a healthy diet.
Any discussion of a healthy diet always includes protein. Your body uses protein for a lot of things and it is also an essential building block of your bones, muscles, cartilage, and skin. What’s more, your hair and fingernails are made almost entirely of protein. It’s important to consume enough protein every day because your body doesn’t store protein. It uses it right away to repair tissue, spread oxygen throughout your body, and make enzymes. When it comes to sources of protein, fish is at the top of the list. Per serving, fish has a protein content comparable to meat and poultry, especially fatty fish like salmon.
If that word “fatty” made you stop in your tracks, don’t worry! People like us at Nuts Over Fish and our friends at the Seafood Nutrition Partnership are doing our best to educate people about the nutritional value of fish. Fish contains what we call “good fats,” specifically, omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are not nutrients that your body can produce on its own, so you have to get them entirely from your diet. They are important to the health of your brain and retinas, and they are also linked to several health benefits, including a reduced risk of inflammatory diseases and depression.
Vitamins and Minerals
In addition to being a good source of protein and omega-3s, fish also contains many other vitamins and minerals. For example, fish has more vitamin D and vitamin B12 than any other food. It also contains minerals such as iron, selenium, zinc, and iodine. All of these vitamins and minerals contribute to keeping your body healthy, including regulating your metabolism, boosting your immune system, and oxygenating your blood.
Pick Up Some Fish Seasoning and Get Cooking!
Now that you know all the great benefits of eating fish, why not have some for dinner? Fish is quick and easy to cook and is extra delicious when paired with a Nuts Over Fish topping! If you don’t know anything about fish seasoning, we make it easy for you. Our nut toppings include a blend of nuts, herbs, and spices so you can make the perfect healthy meal every time.