Fish and seafood have been proven to be an important part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. So much so that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommend getting at least two servings of a variety of seafood per week. Because salmon, tuna and other seafood are lean, high-quality proteins, rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, selenium, zinc and more, they are healthy choices for all. This toolkit points out the health benefits seafood offers everyone, especially those with specific health conditions or nutritional needs – pregnant and nursing women, children, the elderly, diabetics, or even the budget-conscious.

 

This toolkit is sponsored by Chicken of the Sea. Word versions and JPEG images of the kit contents are available at Chicken of the Sea.

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You’ve probably heard that seafood is good for you, but if you want the official recommendation from a trusted source, look no further. This article cites the latest findings and recommendations from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. So eat up. It’s official! Seafood is good food! 

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If the goal is to eat more seafood, won’t that get expensive? Not if you’re catching a healthy helping of tilapia! Among the 5 top reasons to eat more tilapia, you’ll like that it’s budget-friendly and versatile. See the top reasons why tasty tilapia is tops!

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Think fast! To eat more protein, where do you look first? Meat and dairy, right? Probably, but there are other healthy choices in places that you might never expect. Read on to discover some surprising new foods packed with super-lean protein. Hint: tasty tilapia is on the list!

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These days we want to be able to eat healthy and that means more fish and seafood. But sometimes those choices take their toll on the environment, so we look for sustainability in our seafood selections. This article gives you the details on how tilapia is a wonderfully sustainable fish.

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Seafood rollup

Old habits can be hard to break, but if you plan it right, good habits can be easy — and fun — to start. Whether it’s feasting on fish on a day other than Friday or adding seafood to the dishes you already love, this article offers great tips on eating more seafood more often.

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You probably know that salmon and seafood are good for your heart, but how do their protein and fats benefit you? This article explores how lean proteins and omega-3 fats, as well as selenium, found naturally in seafood and salmon, make a huge difference in heart health. 

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Does eating fish and seafood really boost brain power? According to research cited within it does. Discover how naturally-occurring nutrients in salmon and other fish and seafood can help stave off memory loss and improve mental sharpness in adults, and are essential for brain development in young children. 

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Not all proteins are created equal. In fact, seafood is the only animal protein that delivers unequaled benefits of reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and more. In fact, there might just be more risk in not getting enough seafood in your diet. 

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Who says seafood has to be pricey? You can enjoy the many delicious tastes of a variety of seafoods without breaking the bank? These affordable treasures — canned shrimp, oysters, and canned/refrigerated crab — are rich in lean, high-quality protein and hard-to-get nutrients like zinc, vitamin D and omega-3s.

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There’s no denying it, seafood is one of the best things you can eat to prevent heart disease, stroke and other diseases. But if seafood just hasn’t been your thing, here are a few enjoyable ways to sneak it into your daily diet and reap all of its rewards. 

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