Health and Nutrition

Seafoods are rich in vitamins and minerals, low in sodium and a unique source of omega-3 fatty acids. A four-ounce serving provides nearly half the protein needed each day to help build and repair body tissue. Generally considered a low-calorie food, seafood can provide your daily protein needs with fewer calories and fat than other protein-rich foods such as meat and poultry.

Benefits of a seafood rich diet:

  • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Helps protect against heart attack and sudden death
  • Decreases risk of heart arrhythmias
  • Decreases blood triglyceride levels
  • Increases HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Improves circulation
  • Contributes to neurological development in infants
  • Contributes to vision development and nerve growth in the retina
  • Helps build muscles and tissues

Learn more from these publications:

Seafoods, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease

Hypertension and Seafood

The Seafood and Health Connection

Seafood - The Healthy Choice

Seafood and You

Seafood Nutrition Facts

The Benefits of Seafood

Seafood Health Facts