Seafood : A Healthier Option !
Prawn, oysters, tuna, crab, and other seafoods deliver high-quality protein that is often low in fat and cholesterol. Protein from seafood is considered "complete" because it supplies all eight essential amino acids--the structural components of protein that the body cannot make on its own. An ounce of almost any type of seafood typically has about 6 grams of protein.
Seafood also contains minerals and vitamins, although not in great supply. Depending on the type of creature, its habitat, and how it's prepared, seafood may provide varying amounts of vitamin [B.sub.12], calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and other nutrients.
Oysters, for example, give diners an abundant supply of zinc. And a 3-ounce serving of pink salmon canned with its bones has 181 mg of calcium and 279 mg of phosphorus. On the other hand, 3 ounces of Atlantic salmon steak has only 10 mg of calcium and 170 mg of phosphorus.
Although there is some evidence that polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids in fish reduce death from heart attack, there are no data that eating fish actually prevents atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in arteries. Nevertheless, nutritionists point out that seafood served once or twice a week can be an integral part of a heart-healthy diet.
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