The Benefits of Eating Seafood

Many people enjoy eating seafood. According to Wikipedia, there are more than one billion people in the world who consume seafood. Different types of seafood bring different benefits to those who consume them.

According to, cold water deep-sea fish contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids that help our bodies to protect against many diseases including arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. According to the same article, Omega-3 also protects the immune system of our bodies. The same article also mentioned that a study was conducted and the results showed that eating 200 grams of Salmons per day can reduce the symptoms of inflammation, tenderness and swollen joints dramatically. According to, having a serving of fish two or three times per week can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis.

Shellfishes, according to  have high amount of antioxidants, and the antioxidants can boost up the immune system and reduces the buildup of plaque in coronary arteries to decrease the chances of a heart disease. The same article also mentioned that omega-3 fatty acid found in different types of fishes and shellfish can greatly help an unborn child in the womb to develop his or her nerves and eyes.

Consuming finfish, according to, can reduce the risk of death caused by heart disease and people who consume such fish has more than half the chance of survival than those who don’t. The same website also states that the consumption of 47 grams of finfish per day is more effective for preventing sudden cardiac death than the consumption of a low-fat diet. Finfish can also help with obesity.

Other good reasons for eating seafood are as according to, they are low in fat with only 2% fat and low in cholesterol. Seafood also contain various minerals including zinc, iodine, phosporus, and potassium. It is also rich in many types of vitamins especially those in the B group.