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The Benefits of Eating Seafood

Dec 21, 2020 | How To's / Food Connoisseur

We all know that seafood is delicious (who doesn’t love some steamed mussels in coconut red curry sauce on a cold wintry evening?), and the good news is that seafood is packed full of health benefits. As well as being loaded with important vitamins and minerals, seafood is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which have been proven by research to be hugely beneficial for your body and brain. 

Seafood is widely accepted to be a really great low-calorie protein source, and it’s chock-full of vitamins and minerals that lots of us are naturally lacking. This ranges from zinc, which helps support the immune system, to vitamin D, which is awesome for bones and teeth because it helps our body absorb calcium. 

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it naturally comes from the sun, and a huge number of us are deficient in vitamin D – especially those of us that live in places like Bozeman that have long winters. Fatty fishes like salmon are shown to be the best source of vitamin D, as well as some fish oils like cod liver oil. We just love salmon at Feast, and the pineapple and chili salmon is one of our favorites – yum! 

On top of all that, seafood has a naturally low fat content and the fats it does have are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which our bodies can’t make on their own. This makes seafood a great natural supplement! Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to help lower the risk of heart disease, as well as being hugely important for healthy brain and eye development. Not only that, omega-3 fatty acids may also help fight depression and significantly increase the effectiveness of antidepressant medications. Win-win. 

Living in a land-locked town, it can feel a little harder to find high quality, sustainable, and fresh seafood and seafood restaurants in Bozeman. This means that it’s easy to miss out on all of the wonderful benefits of seafood. The good news is that all of our seafood comes from sustainable sources and overnight delivery on our oysters (for example) means that they are alive when we receive them and they’re as fresh as those being served in restaurants on the coast. 

Come check out Feast, get some delicious, fresh seafood, and chow down with friends whilst knowing that you’re nourishing your body and soul! 

Make a reservation or order takeout today.

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