Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Seafood

Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Seafood

April 26, 2019

At Sea Urchin Harvest we love seafood! Not only does seafood and sea urchin roe taste delicious, it is also good for your physical and mental health.

Seafood is a delicacy that is loved around the world. Seafood is full of important nutrients and serves as a good source of protein. In additional to this, seafood is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help to reduce common diseases.

 

With all of this in mind, we wanted to clearly articulate the top 10 health benefits from eating seafood for a wide variety of consumers.

 

  1. Provides Essential Nutrients -

 

Obviously, depending on the type of seafood you consume the specific nutritional benefits will vary. Seafood is commonly known as being rich in the following; a natural source of vitamins and minerals, B-complex vitamins, vitamin D and vitamin B.

 

But what are these vitamins and what impact do they have on our body? Vitamins such as B1, B3, biotin, and B12 influence metabolism, concentration and energy production. Seafood that is rich in vitamin A helps protect vision and boost the immune and reproductive system’s capabilities. Finally, another common vitamin would in seafood is vitamin D, which promotes calcium absorption, healthy bone growth, and works to boost immune system efficiency.

 

  1. Promotes Heart Health –

 

According to the Heart Research Australia, heart disease is Australia’s leading single cause of death, with 18,590 deaths in 2017 alone. This is a pretty scary statistic and makes us ask the question, how can we combat heart disease?

 

Lucky for us, seafood is a great source for Omega-3 fatty acids. There have been several studies conducted on the benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids. Most notably they have found that omega-3 fatty acids significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events from occurring, such as arrhythmias, strokes, and heart attacks. Although many prefer to acquire their omega-3 fatty acids with capsules, scientists agree that the best way is through the actual consumption of real seafood.

 

  1. Good For Your Joints –

 

Nobody wants to get old but it is a part of life. With old age usually comes arthritis. Research has shown that eating seafood on a regular basis has been proven to ease the symptoms of arthritis.

 

  1. Maintains Good Eyesight –

 

Eyesight is an important human function. In a 2014 study published in the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science Journal they suggested that people who consume omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to suffer from age-related macular degeneration. This is a disease that can result in the loss of vision.

 

  1. Good Skin –

 

Would you believe that eating seafood can help preserve moisture in the skin? Well it’s true! In fact, your skin’s natural glow is actually affected more from what you eat than what you apply directly to it! The omega-3 fatty acids in seafood protect your skin against harmful UV rays and also reduce the prevalence of acne.

 

  1. Boosts Brainpower –

 

Seafood omega-3s may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and recent research speculates long-term consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can boost cognitive function in aging women.

 

  1. Fights Depression –

 

In recent years rates of anxiety and depression have skyrocketed due to the fast passed nature of society. There has been recent research that shows omega-3 fatty acids can not only decrease the risk of depression but has the potential to treat depression as well! So if you are someone that is prone to depression consider eating more seafood to help you have a more position outlook on life.

 

  1. Pregnancy Benefits –

 

Pregnancy can be a trying time for some couples. Recent studies have indicated that higher rates of seafood consumption in pregnant women can birth weight because it enhances fetal growth and development. In addition to this, seafood consumption also aids in reducing preterm delivery and is essential for central nervous system development. Furthermore,

 

  1. Improves Immune Functions –

 

Nobody likes getting sick! A great way to improve your immune function is by increasing your omega-3 consumption. This can help to reduce the symptoms of asthma and certain allergies. A potent well-known antioxidant found in seafood that improves the immune system is Selenium.

 

  1. Variety Is The Spicy Of Life –

 

Everyone loves having options to choose from, especially when they are delicious seafood options! Due to the different types of seafood there is something for everyone. The most common deterrent to seafood is that it tastes too salty or fishy. This can easily be elevated through a variety of recipes that can be easily found on the Internet and in many professional cookbooks.

 

There you have it! The top ten reasons you could include more seafood in your regular diet! At Sea Urchin Harvest we sell only the freshest Sea Urchin Uni and Sea Urchin Roe. We deliver it fresh from the sea straight to you! Not frozen, our Sea Urchin is award winning and delicious. To SHOP NOW please click the here >




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