Show Your Heart Some Love With Seafood
In 2008, almost one in every four deaths was due to heart disease. I hate to start this article with such a grim statistic, but the fact is heart disease is very real, and is the #1 killer of Americans. This affects many of our friends, families, and even ourselves. I’ve been able to see a glimpse of the pain heart disease can cause, with my wife who lost her father to this silent killer. What may be sadder than these facts is many don’t know that one simple dietary change of eating seafood twice a week can do wonders for your heart health.
Seafood is a lean protein packed with things good for your heart, including essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, along with selenium, vitamins and minerals. And it’s no coincidence that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends even more seafood as it is included in such heart-healthy dietary patterns as in the Mediterranean diet and DASH Eating Plan.
Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian of the Harvard School of Public Health has stated that “seafood is likely the single most important food one can consume for good health.” In his research studies, Dr. Mozaffarian observed that eating seafood twice a week reduced the risks of dying from heart disease by 36 percent!
Given the amount of data demonstrating the health benefits of seafood, it is surprising to learn that, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), only one in five American adults and one in 10 American children eat the twice-per-week amount of seafood recommended by the USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
This makes sense though believe it or not. In my experience the top reasons people don’t eat seafood (even if they know it’s good for them) is that they simply don’t know how to cook or order it. I can understand that. In this day, we’re very used to getting things pre-packaged at the super market and the transition of moving from that to an open ended “how much mahi-mahi would you like” kind of question can be a little intimidating. To make matters worse, the question in the back of the head is “okay, even if I order this right…. how am I even going to cook it?” Does this sound like you?
This is where your hometown seafood experts at Groomer’s Seafood come in. Our crew is here for you! We will take the time to tell you exactly how to cook your seafood, what kind of portions you’ll need and we can even print recipes for you. Most seafood that is eaten these days is at restaurants, but if you’re looking to do that twice a week that can really add up in terms of money! Learning to cook seafood at home is ideal for most people and is something that both your heart and your tastebuds will really appreciate.
Don't live by one of our locations? Remember we do ship! And the more you order the more you save on each fillet! We also have a recipe section where you can find many of our homemade recipes catered to be simple and delicious.
So come on down to show your heart a little bit of love, we’ll show you just how easy, fun and delicious seafood can really be!
- Blake Groomer