7 Benefits of Eating Sea Foods

By Jennifer Novabos - May 10, 2022
7 Benefits of Eating Sea Foods


Seafood is low in saturated fats, high in protein, and packed full of important nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and B vitamins. These nutrients are essential in maintaining your health, particularly your brain, eyes, and immune system. 

Seafood like salmon, herring, sardines, canned tuna, oysters, and shrimp are very rich in vitamin D. Besides, your bones will thank you for the extra calcium provided by seafood.

Eating healthy food can not only help you look your best, but help you feel your best as well. This is where seafood comes in. There are so many great benefits of eating seafood that can help you fuel your mind and body and have you feeling your best. Don’t believe us? Here are just seven of our favorite benefits.

1. Seafood is Filled With Nutrients. If there is one big thing to remember with seafood is that it isn’t just low in the bad stuff, but it is filled with the good stuff. Seafood is packed with nutrients, including, vitamin B, B-complex vitamins and vitamin A. Some fish, like tuna is even filled with vitamin D, which is great for the bones and for immune system.

2. Seafood Can Boost Your Brain. Let’s be honest, we could all benefit from a little extra brain power. The good news is, the omega 3s in seafood can do just that. They help with brain growth in infants and children, can boost cognitive function in aging women and can help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. That’s pretty powerful stuff.

3. Seafood is Good for Your Heart. Heart health is so important for both men and women at all ages. Seafood is high in protein and low in saturated fat, not to mention filled with those omega 3s that can really help with heart health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular events.

4. Seafood Eases Joint Pain. If you are worried about early aching and stiffness in your joints, start adding seafood to your diet, research has found it can reduce joint stiffness and help ease the symptoms of arthritis.

5. Seafood Can Help You Maintain Your Eyesight. It is all about those Omega 3 fatty acids again when it comes to seafood and eyesight as eating seafood regularly can actually help your vision and prevent vision decline. Another fun fact is that fish and shellfish can also boost your night vision.

6. Seafood Can Give You Better Skin- Who doesn’t love nourished, moisturized, youthful looking skin? The omega-3 and fatty acids in seafood can help moisturize the skin, reduce acne and protect the skin from UV rays… although if you are spending the afternoon at Pool House, we still recommend some sunscreen.

7. Seafood Can Help Fight Against Depression. New research on omega 3s fatty acids (as found in seafood) and depression have found that eating seafood can not only reduce the risk of depression, but can actually help treat depression as well, and give you a more positive outlook on life.

Seafood is a great option for those trying to change their diets. Patients with high blood pressure are consuming more seafood nowadays. A specialist would recommend including seafood in any diet.

It is a delicious alternative for those who cannot consume red meat. Including seafood in your diet will give you all the nutrients necessary to stay healthy. It is better to consume natural vitamins in your food than to take supplements.