Fish and Seafood are ‘star’ foods when it comes to fresh, clean food for spring.
This seafood chowder is rich in omega – 3 fatty acids along with a whole host of vitamins and minerals, a diet rich in fish and seafood helps cleanse the body of inflammation, a key driver to all chronic disease.
This is largely due to the two most important essential fatty acids, eicosipentaenoic acid (EPA) and decosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
EPA and DHA health benefits
EPA acts as largely an anti inflammatory fat.
DHA is the primary structural fatty acid in the human brain and EPA
Omega 3’s and Weight loss
These super star omega 3’s in the seafood chowder are great for weight loss. Eating a diet high in these fats can help you stay slim by fighting inflammation and keeping you hormones balanced.
Choosing the right seafood
The problem with seafood these days is the risk of mercury naturally present. Although studies have shown the benefits of eating seafood out ways the risk of ingesting these heavy metals, there are things you can do to minimize the risk.
Choose wild over farmed.
Limit consumption to no more than 3 times a week.
Ask questions and find out more about your food source.
A little self exploration goes a long way.
Helpful resources – best and worst fish and seafood
Up to date information on the best and worst fish and seafood is available online on sites like The Monterey Bay Aquarium (www.montereybayaquarium.org) and The Environmental Defense Fund (www.edf.org)