7 Health Benefits of Eating Seafood

There are many delicious and nutritional benefits to eating seafood, some of which include building strong bones, boosting brain function, decreasing inflammation, protecting heart health and many more. From saltwater and freshwater fish to shellfish, seafood is nutrient-rich and a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. So as you plan your next meal at JB Hook's know that by ordering the best seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're consuming many health benefits. Learn more about why eating seafood at JB Hook's is great for you! 

1. Seafood Provides Essential Nutrients
Seafood is a rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Many varieties of seafood are also low in sodium, cholesterol and calories, making it a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal! Many seafood options are rich in calcium and phosphorus and other minerals such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium and potassium - all things your body craves.

2. Seafood Promotes Heart Health
According to the American Heart Association® eating fish twice a week is a great way to improve your heart health. Research shows that people who eat fish regularly are less likely to have cardiovascular disease. If you're looking for healthy heart benefits, you may have to think about your seafood consumption in terms of years, either way, you may notice improved health overall. 

3. Seafood May Boost Brainpower
There are a number of unique minerals and vitamins found in seafood, including vitamin D. Fish is also the world's best source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for your body and brain. Many believe that the fatty acids and amino acids in some types of fish improve the health of your brain, making it function better. 

4. Seafood is Good For Your Joints
Eating seafood on a regular basis may be able to ease the symptoms of arthritis. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids can ease tender joints and reduce morning stiffness in subjects with arthritis. 

5. Seafood is Good For Your Waistline
Seafood is generally a low-fat high quality protein.The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that the protein in fish and other seafood options can help control your appetite so that you eat less food and take in fewer calories - helping you stay healthy and fit!

6. Seafood Can Help Maintain Eyesight
Tuna, Salmon, anchovies, trout and other fish are rich in DHA, a fatty acid found in your retina. Boost your diet with these delicious seafoods and according to the US national Eye Institute these omega-3 fatty acids may help to protect adults from both age-related macular degeneration and dry-eye syndrome. Two servings per week are recommended to maintain healthy eyesight. 

7. Improves Immune Function
Seafood provides essential vitamins and minerals that strengthen your immune system and may help to fight disease naturally. Increased omega-3 consumption may reduce the symptoms of asthma and certain allergies. Selenium is a potent antioxidant found in seafood that is known to improve the immune system. 

Consuming seafood at least twice a week might actually make you smarter, healthier and happier! Fish is indeed a smart food that is beneficial for your health in many ways. Looking to improve your mental and physical health? Visit JB Hook's and browse our menu for excellent fish and seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks. Looking and feeling great is just a reservation away! 

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