Top 5 Reasons to Eat Seafood for Health

80 to 90% of Americans are not meeting the recommended two to three servings of seafood‬ per week. And there are a lot of reasons we should be eating more heart-healthy delicious Alaska Seafood.

Here are our Top 5 Reasons to Eat Seafood for Health:

  1. Seafood is a low calorie protein. Just a small 3-ounce portion offers a third of the recommended daily protein. Plus, with less connective tissue, fish protein is easier to digest than red meat or poultry. Seafood is also a much heart-healthier protein source. Studies suggest that if you include one portion of seafood in your weekly diet, you may halve the chances of suffering a heart attack.
  2. For expecting moms, eating seafood is super important for their baby’s brain and eye development.
  3. In order to get the minimum recommended 1750mg of weekly Omega-3 proteins, eat at least 2 servings of seafood. You can get that amount of Omega-3s and more with just one of our salmon or tuna portions.
  4. Seafood is versatile. Our coho salmon works well with so many different recipes, like this Baked Coho Salmon with Tamari Peach Salsa. Halibut doesn’t lose flavor or texture to poaching, grilling, sauteing, or however you like to cook it.
  5. Seafood is a good source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Just a single serving of salmon provides the daily requirement for Vitamin D.

Here’s what some of our fitness-minded customers are telling us. An ultra-marathoner from Idaho who regularly orders our king salmon portions recently discovered our canned albacore tuna: “I am loving the canned albacore as a mid-day protein hit.” He takes it on backpacking trips and other adventures to get a quick, easy delicious protein shot.

A weight lifter from Kansas who subscribes to our Alaska Gold Loyalty Program told us: “We’re doing more salmon for breakfast these days. Sweet potato and salmon, and my lifts are greatly improved.”