Seafood is underrated. Everyone dreams of ribeyes & beautiful cuts of chicken when they think of a healthy meal... yet for some reason, seafood gets a bad rep.
The heavy metal fears are exaggerated, and most see seafood as an indulgence instead of the health food that it really is.
In a world that's flooded with omega 6s (thanks to the proliferation of seed oils & friends), it's never been more important to balance that out with sufficient omega 3s — and no, you don't want to be getting them from fish oil!
The best source of omega 3s you can get is from fresh, wild seafood. Everyone keeps screaming "no seed oils" and while I wholeheartedly agree, there's more than one way we can fight this war. Increasing consumption of omega 3s would certainly help offset it. It's all about balance.
Seafood is also crucial for iodine, which is essential for optimal thyroid function and hormone production. If you consume sea salt instead of commercial iodized sea salt, you could be iodine deficient (especially if you rarely eat seafood). It's definitely not a bad thing to use sea salt, just make sure you're getting your iodine from other sources.
And it's not even that difficult to incorporate a decent amount of seafood in your diet. You don't need to be consuming seafood everyday. It’s as simple as having a can of sardines 1-3x per week (whenever you're in a pinch). Baking an entire red snapper with fresh herbs on the weekend (melts in your mouth). Oyster Fridays. Buying more wild salmon. Mussels for appetizer. Shrimp. Lobster. Once you prioritize seafood, it becomes very easy to have it in your diet consistently.
Fresh seafood enjoyed with friends & family is one of the many joys of life itself 🥂
What's your favorite ways of having seafood? Send us a picture of something you've made and we'll include it in next month's WARKITCHEN magazine!