Fish: A Great Source of Protein & Vitamins

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Dr. Amy Lee, Lindora’s Chief Medical Officer, is a big believer in fish protein.

Here’s why……

Many of us have long known that fish is an important part of a healthy diet. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends all Americans shift to healthier eating patterns and include 2 servings of seafood in place of other protein foods each week.

So why is seafood such an important part of a healthy diet?

Nutrient rich: Seafood is a naturally, nutrient-rich food and it is an excellent source of B vitamins, Vitamin D, and Selenium. It is a lean protein choice that is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and trans fat and lower in calories than many other protein choices.

Good for Your Heart: According to The American Heart Association, research has shown that people who eat at least 2 servings of seafood a week have lower rates of heart disease than people who eat less seafood.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Seafood provides an important source of Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA and EPA. These Omega-3 fatty acids are linked to heart health as well as brain and eye health in infants. As a matter of fact, the guidelines reaffirm that women who are pregnant or hoping to become pregnant should eat 8 to 12 oz of most types of cooked seafood a week, including light tuna and salmon.

Some of Dr. Lee’s favorite go-to sources of fish are StarKist Tuna and Salmon Creations Pouches. They are a convenient way for people to incorporate two servings of fish each week. StarKist Pouches come in over 20 varieties of delicious flavors including Lemon Pepper or Jalapeno Wild Caught Tuna, or E.V.O.O. Wild Pink Salmon..

Pick some up at your local grocery store today or order them online on Amazon or Instacart.