23 Mar Why You Should Eat More Fish
Why You Should Eat More Fish
Want to live a longer, healthier life? Eat more fish! So says a recent research into the benefits of eating fish, conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington, and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Fish on Florida explores some of the reasons why seafood is the food of choice when it comes to preventing illness and promoting health and wellness…
Did you know that fish such as kingklip, salmon and sole are packed full of protein and have fewer calories than chicken and beef? In fact, fish is one of the healthiest protein sources when it comes to helping your body build more muscle mass.
Did your mama give you cod liver oil as a child? That’s because she knows best! Omega-3 fatty acids help regulate the body’s inflammation cycle – recent studies show that those who take dietary fish oil supplements, or regularly eat fish rich in omega-3s, have experienced a significant improvement in inflammation-related conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Salmon and sole are a rich – and tasty – source of omega-3 oils, so pop in and enjoy our oven-roasted west coast sole served on julienne veg, or a smoked salmon starter on a bed of fresh rocket…
Research indicates that those who follow a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in fish, are less likely to suffer memory problems. Fish oils are believed to improve children’s concentration and learning ability, whilst elderly people may lower their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A good reason to bring along the family and indulge in one of our grilled seafood platters.
Selenium is a powerful mineral found in shellfish and other natural foods. It acts as an antioxidant and is vital for a healthy immune system. Selenium, along with other essential vitamins, boosts the body’s detoxifying system and protects against cancer-causing substances. Tuna, salmon, halibut, oysters, shrimps, mussels, scallops, clams, and sardines contain this powerful mineral. We recommend our Natal wild oysters served on ice, with lemon wedges and Tabasco sauce. Just add a glass of your favourite wine!
Protect your bones with a regular dish of smoked salmon, grilled tuna, or sole. Oily fish are rich in vitamin D which helps the body absorb calcium – a must for healthy bones and teeth! Vitamin D also helps muscle movement and strengthens the immune system against viruses and bacteria.
Protect your heart
Omega-3 fatty acids found in trout, tuna, mackerel, sardines, etc. have been shown to protect the heart, reduce heart disease, and lower the risk of strokes. One to two servings a week can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of blood clots, and prevent heart failure. Yet another reason to enjoy fresh seafood!
Great food and health benefits
If you are craving healthy, freshly prepared fish, seafood combos, prawns, or other delicious shellfish in a sophisticated-yet-chilled environment, get yourself down to Fish on Florida and check out our mouth-watering menu, eclectic décor, and outdoor deck. We serve some of the freshest catches in town and our chefs are prepared to wow you, so contact us today!