Chef Lance Seeto | Foods of Life – Fish


14 Jul / Foods of Life – Fish

Hawai'i celebrity chef Sam Choy knows only to well the benefits of eating fresh tuna

Hawai’i celebrity chef Sam Choy knows only to well the benefits of eating fresh tuna

In the traditional South Pacific diet, eating fresh fish is one of the key foods of life. Fish is a low-fat, high quality protein. Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times per week as part of a healthy diet. Fish is packed with protein, vitamins, and nutrients that can lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Eating fish is an important source of omega-3 fatty acids. These essential nutrients keep our heart and brain healthy. Our bodies don’t produce omega-3 fatty acids so we must get them through the food we eat; the foods of life. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in every kind of fish, but are especially high in fatty fish.They can be found in canned mackerel, sardines and tuna, and fresh sardines, pilchards, tuna, salmon and Spanish mackerel.

Fish has been a staple food of humankind ever since we learned how to fish. Regardless of your religion or heritage, the story of the fisherman appears in the most ancient of textbooks and scriptures. But learning why wild-caught, unpolluted fish is so important to a balanced diet has become ever more important in the 21st century. The omega-3

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