If you’re looking to make the healthiest possible start to the New Year, then including fish in your diet is one of the best ways to do it.
With so many delicious options, from tuna and shellfish, to lemon sole and cod, it’s an ideal source of lean protein that can be used in an enormous variety of dishes, meaning you will never get bored of eating it.
And, by getting the freshest, carefully selected seafood products delivered direct to your door, you have a no-hassle way of ensuring your diet is enriched with essential nutrients.
Here, we round up just some of the benefits of eating Prime fish in 2018.
1. It’s packed with essential nutrients
Fish is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, vital for healthy brain function, and has even been linked to reduced risk of heart disease. That’s why health experts recommend you eat fish at least twice a week. It’s also high on protein and minerals such as iron, zinc and magnesium, as well as vitamins A and D.
2. It has many health benefits
Eating omega-3-rich fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel has been found in studies to help lower inflammation and reduce the swelling and pain associated with arthritis. Studies also suggest that people who eat more fish have slower rates of cognitive decline.
And when it comes to keeping in shape, it is an ideal high-protein, low-fat food that you can enjoy guilt-free.
3. It can boost your brain power
Fish is considered one of the most brain-friendly foods around, with omega-3 fatty acids thought to play an important role in aiding both memory and mood – as well as supporting cognitive development in children.
Oily fish contain the most effective omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA. Low DHA levels have been linked to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, whilst having higher levels of both EPA and DHA is thought to help reduce stress and produce the mood-enhancing brain chemical, serotonin.
4. It’s quick to cook
Most of us lead busy lives, and when we come home at night the thought of spending time preparing a meal can be pretty off-putting. The beauty of fish is that it’s not only good for you, it couldn’t be quicker to make. Whether you’re grilling, baking, steaming, poaching or frying, a fish dish can usually be ready in under 25 minutes, making it nature’s ultimate convenience food.
5. You can get it sent straight to your door!
Now it’s easy to make sure you and your family are eating the best and freshest seafood produce by ordering straight to your door. With a full range of products available at primeseafoods.co.uk, you can order anything from smoked haddock to turbot, sea bass, smoked salmon and even swordfish, without leaving your home.
It’s the most convenient way to ensure you are regularly including seafood as part of your healthy diet.