5 REASONS TO PLEDGE TO EAT SEAFOOD AT LEAST TWICE PER WEEK
1. Seafood Reduces Your Risk of a Heart Attack
Heart disease is the leading cause of death amongst American adults. Studies have shown that eating fatty fish just once or twice a week can reduce your risk of heart-related death by 36%.
2. Seafood is the Best Dietary Source of Vitamin D
You may know that you can get vitamin D from sun exposure, but during the long winter months it’s hard to catch some rays. That’s one of the main reasons that over 40% of the US population is deficient in vitamin D. Fish is by far the best dietary source of vitamin D.
3. Choosing Seafood Over Beef Reduces Greenhouse Gases
Worldwide, more than 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from food production. That’s methane belched from cows and nitrous oxide escaping from soils, as well as fossil fuels burned by tractors, fishing boats and rumbling transport vehicles. Seafood has a smaller carbon footprint than other animal proteins, on average, because fishing doesn’t require farmland or care of livestock.
4. Seafood Enhances Your Brainpower
The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA contained exclusively in seafood and marine vegetables are critical for normal brain function and development throughout all stages of life. Eating seafood can also help improve your memory.
5. Seafood Can Help Prevent Asthma in Children
Next time you make a fish dinner, be sure to save a bit for your little one! A Dutch study of over 7,000 infants found that eating fish at the right stage of development could reduce your child’s risk of developing asthma. Children who began eating fish between six and twelve months old were 36% less likely to develop asthma by age four than children who were fed fish before six months old, or after a year old.
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