Seafood for the Soul

seafood platterMany people from all around the world enjoy eating seafood, and it is easy to see why. People enjoy seafood, and to taste it when it is fresh and cooked to perfection is just bliss. The flavor is unlike anything you can find on land.

Seafood has a lot of different options in terms of how you cook it — fried, sautéed, buttered, grilled, or even raw. This makes seafood a versatile form of protein. There are countless numbers of restaurants that serve seafood because of its diverse flavor palette along with its versatility.

Health Benefits

You can eat seafood for every meal of the day. There are even breakfast places in Gulf Shores that frequently serve seafood for the first meal of the day because besides being delicious, eating seafood has proven to have great health benefits.

People who eat fish as one of their main sources of protein reduce cholesterol levels along with the chances of getting a heart attack or stroke. There was a study done with 40,000 men, and the men who ate fish several times within each week had a 15% lower chance of being susceptible to heart diseases.

Nutrient-Packed

Seafood, especially fattier fish, are full of nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, which you need to have a healthy body (albeit your body cannot produce its own).

Research notes that pregnant women should eat a little less than 12 ounces of fish such as salmon and trout every week because omega-3 is essential to growth and development.

Fish is also full of protein and vitamin D. Eating seafood helps supply your body with these necessary nutrients to make you feel better.

With all of these benefits that seafood offers along with its range of variety and flavor, it is no wonder everyone is munching down on this delicious protein.