Seafood: For a Healthy Heart!
Fish and shellfish are generally low in fat, and the small
amount of fat they do contain is beneficial. Found almost exclusively
in seafood, Omega3 fatty acids help keep arteries open by discouraging
the buildup of plaque in blood vessels, among other benefits. Research
has shown that consumption of "fatty" fish such as mackerel or salmon
can reduce the risk of cardiac arrest by as much as 50 to 70 percent.
Seafood is also rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, is generally low
in sodium and is very low in saturated fat. Besides these healthy attributes,
seafood is Nature's original fast food. And the best news: with the amazing
number of fish and shellfish species harvested in California, you can
enjoy a different variety of high quality California seafood nearly every
day of the year.