Alaska Seafood is an ideal choice for people who want to enjoy optimum health. It is high in protein and essential nutrients, low in saturated fat, and a natural source of the "good fats" called Omega-3 fatty acids.
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In contrast to the potential harm from mercury, the great majority of scientific evidence suggests that eating fish does much more for your health than against it. Seafood consumption has net health benefits in cardiovascular, neurologic, immune, behavioral and mental health outcomes. Moreover, seafood carries a protective factor against mercury toxicity." A new paper from Dr. Joyce Nettleton examines the benefits and risks of seafood consumption.
Seafood: Weighing the Benefits and Risks
"Americans told to eat seafood twice per week for optimal health; pregnant, nursing women advised to increase fish intake but avoid five species, whale meat."
ASMI's Seafood Technical Director, Randy Rice and nutrition scientist, Dr. Joyce Nettleton attended the International Science Conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss the important relationship between seafood and health. International Science Conference in Washington D.C., December 2005
"Studying populations such as the Alaskan and Greenland Inuit, who frequently eat fatty fish or marine animals rich in Omega-3's has taught us a great deal. Traditionally these native people have had very little cardiovascular disease or diabetes."
Nutrition scientist Dr. Joyce Nettleton makes the science behind the health benefits of Alaska Seafood easy to understand. Get the straight story from her series of short papers (see links below) on Omega-3 fatty acids and the positive role they play in human health.
"With 17 million people having diabetes, better prevention and treatment are urgently needed. New evidence indicates that the oils in fat-rich fish may help combat this scourge."
More Info: Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Fish in Type 2 Diabetes
"In 2002, the American Heart Association strengthened its recommendation about omega-3 fatty acids, urging people to eat fish twice a week. The Association emphasized the importance of consuming fatty fish, such as wild Alaska salmon, rainbow trout, sardines, mackerel, and herring."
More Info: Omega-3: An Ounce of Prevention and a Pound of Cure
"Recent findings from cancer research suggest that omega-3s may be important in discouraging the development or spread of certain cancers."
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