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Thursday, May 29 2008

Fish is one of the best foods for you, and has even been approved by the American Heart Association as being part of a healthy heart diet. There are more varieties of seafood than any other class of food. Tastes in seafood vary from the strong pungent taste of the English Kipper to the delicate taste of Alaskan crab. There is something for everyone, and comes with lots of health benefits:

1. Fish is high in protein. Protein is essential for maintaining and building muscle. Protein helps your body repair damaged muscle and aids you in developing muscle. It is good for those involved with bodybuilding, muscle strengthening and lots of aerobic exercise.

2. Fish is low in cholesterol. This is good for maintaining your blood pressure and circulation. It is also beneficial to your heart. In fact, the American Heart Association has approved fish one of the best foods for reducing heart problems. They recommend that it be consumed at least twice a week.

3. Fish contains heart-healthy nutrients like Omega 3. Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce cholesterol.

4. Fish is low in calories. It can help you to maintain a healthy weight.

Fish is also not that expensive compared to other restaurant foods. Seafood like tuna and crab can be used in salads and sandwiches. Gone are the days when salmon was one of the few choices for seafood lovers. Now when you walk into a seafood restaurant, your choices are endless. Of course, the wonderful taste of smoked salmon is still quite hard to beat!

There are all sorts of exotic types of fish as well. They may cost a little more, but the price is well worth it. Fish like Swordfish, Sea Bass and Halibut have their own subtle taste. Don't forget freshwater mainstays like Freshwater Trout and Salmon. In some restaurants, you can even get really exotic, by eating squid and octopus. You can really make your meal an adventure - eating healthy doesn't have to be boring, bland or tasteless!

Crab is one of the most delicate of seafood tastes. It is also fun to eat. Try to remember the fun you may have had as a child, going out with the family and ordering crab. Not only was it delicious, but also intriguing to eat, with all the little tools provided to crack open the crab - not to mention how sweet the meat tasted! Oysters are another delicacy that are simply swallowed whole. You can either "shuck" them yourself or have them presented to you ready to eat. Of course, there is nothing like a royal Lobster gracing the center of the dining table.

Next time you're walking down the street and you smell fresh fish on the grill, give that restaurant a shot. With all of the health benefits of fish and the variety of flavors from different fish, how could you not want to dive in and give it a try?

Robert Packer likes to eat healthy and keep his body in good shape for more energy during the day. He highly recommends Fins Seafood Market and Grill for the best Roseville seafood restaurant in town.

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