Fish Offers Great Flavor And A Healthy Meal

The health benefits of a seafood meal are undeniable. In fact, the American Heart Association has stated that fish can be a heart healthy food. There are all kinds of tastes that come from fish; it depends on the species and the water that they grew up in. Regardless, each fish presents a yummy meal that your stomach and heart will enjoy. So whether you are concerned with having a great tasting meal or would like to eat as well as possible, the health benefits of fish include:

1. Fish is high in protein. Protein is essential for maintaining and building muscle. Protein helps your body repair damaged muscle and aids you in developing muscle. It is good for those involved with bodybuilding, muscle strengthening and lots of aerobic exercise.

2. Fish is low in cholesterol. This is good for maintaining your blood pressure and circulation. It is also beneficial to your heart. In fact, the American Heart Association has approved fish one of the best foods for reducing heart problems. They recommend that it be consumed at least twice a week.

3. Fish contains heart-healthy nutrients like Omega 3. Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce cholesterol.

4. Fish is low in calories. It can help you to maintain a healthy weight.

Buying fish in a restaurant or at the store can really be affordable as well. Adding some fresh fish on top of a salad provides a good amount of protein to fuel your body and does not end up costing very much. Grocers and restaurant owners seem to be offering a greater variety of fish these days too. This can only work to our advantage. Look for fresh fish that is on special; you can even buy extra and freeze fish to maintain its fresh taste.

There are all sorts of exotic types of fish as well. They may cost a little more, but the price is well worth it. Fish like Swordfish, Sea Bass and Halibut have their own subtle taste. Don't forget freshwater mainstays like Freshwater Trout and Salmon. In some restaurants, you can even get really exotic, by eating squid and octopus. You can really make your meal an adventure - eating healthy doesn't have to be boring, bland or tasteless!

Crab is one of the most delicate of seafood tastes. It is also fun to eat. Try to remember the fun you may have had as a child, going out with the family and ordering crab. Not only was it delicious, but also intriguing to eat, with all the little tools provided to crack open the crab - not to mention how sweet the meat tasted! Oysters are another delicacy that are simply swallowed whole. You can either "shuck" them yourself or have them presented to you ready to eat. Of course, there is nothing like a royal Lobster gracing the center of the dining table.

So the next time you smell the aroma of fish from your favorite seafood restaurant, don't just stand there - go right in, and enjoy all the varieties of delectable seafood, with the knowledge that it is not only delicious but also good for you.

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About The Author, Robert Packer
Robert Packer likes to eat healthy and keep his body in good shape for more energy during the day. He highly recommends Fins Seafood Market and Grill for the best Sacramento seafood restaurant in town.