Maintaining a diet that includes seafood has many benefits. Not only are the dishes delicious but they can increase your health. Fish, in particular, is a healthy option that helps people meet their fitness and overall health goals. Here are five reasons why you should eat fish.
High in Nutrients
Fish is a great source of important nutrients, including vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. You’ll also be giving your body high-quality protein, iodine, and other vitamins and minerals. This array of vitamins has great advantages for the brain and body. Fatty fish like salmon, trout, sardines, tuna, and mackerel are higher in fat-based nutrients. They are also higher in omega-3 fatty acids.
Studies have shown that adding more seafood to your diet may lower your risks for heart attacks and strokes. Fish is considered a heart-healthy food because of those fatty acids. In a study that included 40,000 men, when they ate at least one serving of fish per week they were 15 percent less likely to be at risk for heart diseases.
Eating fish has been linked to the prevention and treatment of depression. As many people who deal with depression are seeking treatment for their symptoms, adding fish to their diet helps increase the effectiveness of antidepressant medication.
We all want to know the best and more efficient ways to help increase our quality of sleep. That may just be a question of consuming more fish. Some research has shown that vitamin D deficiency has been linked to trouble sleeping. Salmon is one type of fish that is a great source of vitamin D, which could help increase the amount of deep sleep you’re able to get each night.
Easy and Tasty
You should eat fish because it’s simple to cook and delicious to eat. The possibilities are endless for cooking fish, even for people who don’t cook on a regular basis. It goes well when paired with vegetables and other sides, and won’t take long to finish.
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Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.