Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Seafood + Our Recipe of the Day
From fresh-caught blue crabs to shrimp skewers on the grill, nothing says summertime in Maryland like a seafood dish on the picnic table. Here at Crofton Crossfit, we like to share a healthy recipe on our Facebook page every Wednesday to remind our members that you can be health-conscious without compromising delicious flavor. For the last couple weeks, we have shared seafood recipes for good reason! Let’s talk about the health benefits of including seafood in your diet, and keep reading to check out this week’s recipe – Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos!
Eating Seafood Can Make You Look Younger!
There are countless anti-aging products on the market, but why shell out for them when there’s a natural solution? Selenium is an mineral found in crabmeat (lucky us!) and other seafood that has antioxidant properties to fight the signs of aging. It protects your skin from cell damage caused by the sun and improves your skin’s quality and elasticity. It can also prevent and counteract the effects of mercury exposure. Bonus: It can also boost immunity, fertility, and lower your chance of heart disease.
Seafood is Packed with Essential Nutrients for Healthy Growth
Not all seafood is the same in terms of nutrients, but seafood is known for being a natural source of various vitamins and minerals. Fish, specifically, is packed with B-complex vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, iodine, and iron. These vitamins and minerals promote the following benefits for your health:
- B-complex vitamins: Healthy nervous system development
- Vitamin A: Healthy vision and skin
- Vitamin D: Critical for healthy bone development
- Zinc: Proper cell growth and immunity
- Iodine: Promotes healthy thyroid gland function
- Iron – Essential for red blood cell production
Eating Seafood Can Help You Lose Weight and Boost Muscle Growth
Losing weight is no easy feat. If you’re struggling to find food that fits ideally within your diet while satisfying your cravings, try seafood. Seafood can aid in weight loss and muscle growth because it is a low-fat, low-calorie protein source – and protein fuels fat burning and boosts metabolism. The protein found in seafood is also easier for your body to digest in comparison to red meats and poultry. Additionally, the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in seafood are incredibly beneficial for healthy human development. They can ease joint pain and stiffness as well as reduce your risk of heart disease and sudden death, among other benefits.
Recipe of the Day: Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
Now that you understand all the amazing benefits of seafood, it’s time to give you that recipe of the day that you’ve been waiting for! Check out the incredibly delicious Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Taco recipe here to get cookin’! Did you miss our recent recipe posts? No worries! Check out this Spicy Chipotle Grilled Salmon recipe and this Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chile Butter recipe.
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