The Benefits of Increasing Fish and Seafood In Your Eating Habits

*This is a collaborative post   Eating more seafood is good for your body and mind. It’s high in nutrients, such as vitamin B12 and omega-3 ...

*This is a collaborative post 

Eating more seafood is good for your body and mind. It’s high in nutrients, such as vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids, and low in calories. Seafood is an excellent source of protein. You can also add it to your diet to improve your health, or manage your weight (if that's a goal of yours). 

Here are some benefits of increasing seafood in your diet. 

What are the benefits of seafood?

If you're looking for ways to add fish, shrimp, or other seafood to your diet, you might be wondering what it can do for you.

1. It's high in nutrients

Seafood is full of vitamins and minerals that promote good health, such as vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also low in calories and has a high protein content. You can find seafood at any grocery store or restaurant in the form of both fresh and frozen products. Publix is my favorite for shopping for seafood, especially since they'll season and steam it for you at no extra charge!

2. It promotes weight loss

Eating more seafood is great for weight-management goals because it’s lower in calories than many other meals, such as meat and proteins like tofu. If you want to lose weight without feeling hungry, adding some seafood to your diet can help curb your appetite while giving you the protein boost you need.

3. Seafood can help improve your mood

Since seafood is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, it helps improve mood by keeping depression at bay while promoting a positive attitude toward life! 

How can you increase seafood in your diet?

There are many ways to make more seafood in your diet, from adding more fish and shellfish to incorporating it into your everyday dishes; maybe start by trying a delicious baked cod recipe.

If you don't know where to begin, here are some simple tips for increasing seafood in your diet:

Substitute some fish for other types of meat.

Add more white-fleshed fish to your diet.

Add flavorful sauces to dishes with high levels of seafood, like baked salmon or halibut.

Pair high-protein chicken or tofu with seafood instead of beef.

Make a stir fry, an omelet, a quiche with shrimp and vegetables, or a spinach salad with grilled salmon and hard-boiled eggs.

What nutrients does seafood contain?

Omega-3 fatty acids.

These fats are good for your heart, brain, and immune system. They also help maintain a healthy cholesterol level.

Vitamin B12.

Seafood is a great source of this vitamin, which helps form red blood cells in your body.


Seafood also contains this mineral that helps maintain a healthy thyroid gland and fight against free radicals in the body.


Phosphorus is vital for bone health and energy production, and cell regeneration in the body.


Calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, muscle contraction and nerve function, and blood clotting regulation in the body. 

Can seafood make you sick?

Even though seafood is high in nutrients and low in calories, you should still be careful when incorporating more seafood into your diet.

Studies suggest that seafood can protect against heart disease and stroke. Studies show that eating fish regularly can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 50 percent. However, many people have allergies or become sick due to poor quality, incorrect cooking, or out-of-date seafood. Always be careful when making any seafood recipe to ensure it is cooked correctly and as fresh as possible.

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