Superfood Tip: Seafood is good for you — eat it!
Vary your protein routine by adding seafood to your weekly menu twice per week, according to current advice from the government and health organizations.
Seafood is a nutrient-rich food that is a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Scientific studies continue to explore the relationship between the unique type of fat found in seafood — the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA — in the prevention or mitigation of common chronic diseases.
Select a variety of seafood, include some that are higher in oils and lower in mercury, such as salmon, trout, and herring, according to dieticians at choosemyplate.gov. Canned seafood, such as salmon or tuna, is quick and easy to use.
Like other perishable foods, foodborne illness caused by microorganisms or naturally occurring toxins is the primary food safety risk associated with seafood. Many scientific studies have found that the benefits of eating seafood greatly outweigh the risks and that removing seafood from the diet can have negative effects on human health.