You should be eating fish two to three times a week and one of those portions should be oily fish.
Seafood is an important source of Vitamin D, which is the 'sunshine' vitamin. A lot of us don't get enough sun, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere in the winter months. In addition, it is a source of protein, calcium, minerals and other vitamins.
The WHO (World Health Organisation) has stated that people who eat the Mediterranean and New Nordic diets are the healthiest - the common factor is fish and seafood. They suffer lower incidences of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. They eat moderate amounts of oily fish, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and a little red meat and dairy products.
By eating fish twice a week for your main meal, you'll be naturally cutting back on meat.
Make one of the servings an oily fish. Fresh salmon, tuna, mackerel, herrings and sardines are all good sources of Omega 3 oils which help reduce cholesterol. All these fish retain their properties during the canning process (apart from tuna) and so even using canned seafood is good for you.
So - are you getting enough?
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You are what you eat and fish is essential as part of a balanced diet.
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My family owned a wet fish business from 1984 and I used to work in it. I was always a keen cook and customers would often ask for ideas on how to cook fish. I began to devise fish recipes and would type them out (in the days before home computers!) and get them copied to promote sales.
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