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Seafood is any sea animal or plant that is served as food and eaten by humans. Seafood include seawater animals, such as fish and shellfish including molluscs and crustaceans. By extension, in North America although not generally in the United Kingdom. The term seafood is also applied to similar animals from fresh water and all edible aquatic animals are collectively referred to as seafood. Edible Seaweeds are also good food from the sea, and are widely eaten around the world, especially in Asia.
Nutritionists have known for decades that seafood is a low-fat source of top-quality protein, and that the health benefits of eating seafood make it one of the best choices for growing children, active adults, and the elderly. Food from the sea is consumed all over the world and it provides the world’s prime source of high-quality protein with fourteen to sixteen percent of the animal protein consumed world-wide over one billion people rely on seafood as their primary source of animal protein. Iceland, Japan, and Portugal are the greatest consumers of seafood’s per capita in the whole world. Maybe they are trying to tell us something? The UK Food Standards Agency recommends that at least two portions of fish should be consumed each week, one of which should be oil-rich. There are over 100 different types of fish available around the coast of the UK.
Oil-rich Fish such as mackerel or herring are rich in long chain Omega-3 oils. These oils are found in every cell of the human body, and are required for human biological functions such as brain functionality. Give shellfish or crab a try as well.
Whitefish such as haddock and cod are very low in fat and calories which, combined with oily fish rich in Omega-3 such as mackerel, sardines, fresh tuna, salmon and trout, can help to protect against coronary heart disease, as well as helping to develop strong bones and teeth. Shellfish like oysters and clams are particularly rich in zinc, which is essential for healthy skin and muscles as well as fertility. Casanova reputedly ate 50 oysters a day.