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5 Reasons to Eat More Seafood



Seafood can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to planning daily meals because it can be difficult to prepare and some people don't know what kind to buy. If you’re not near an ocean you probably haven’t eaten that much fish in your life, and you might not be used to the texture and taste. Stores only carry a few options of the seemingly infinite amount of fish, so you will probably end up thinking that tilapia looks to be the only choice for dinner. Americans only eat about 16 pounds of fish per year, as opposed to much higher rates in much healthier countries. There are a lot of benefits to eating more seafood, and we want to give you 5 big reasons as to why you should get more seafood in your daily diet.

1. Your Eyes

Your whole body undergoes a lot of unwelcome changes during the aging process, but the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have been shown to help delay some of the most common damage that getting older can do. One of its many positive features is to help save your eyesight from macular degeneration, the most common cause of eyesight loss in seniors.

2. Your Skin

Everyone damages their skin throughout their life, and it would be nice to have a way to reverse those effects without the use of injections or surgery. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, the fats from fish can help repair the damage the UV rays may have caused to your skin. The oil from fish can also help your skin stay hydrated and firm.

3. Your Circulation

The fatty acids in fish help control the risk of blood clots, protect your heart and they reduce your risk of a stroke. Those three reasons alone are enough to get you to go fishing!

4. Your Mobility

Arthritis is fairly common, but perhaps it doesn’t have to be quite as common as it is now. A study in Sweden found that omega-3 fatty acids (yes, those things again) have been shown to reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by up to 52 percent. These results were found to be consistent with just one serving of fatty fish in a week, which sounds like a realistic goal!

5. Your Whole Body

Fish appears to help with inflammation, which may also help with lessening the chances of cancer occurrences. When cells are inflamed, they speed up the rate of changes and increase the odds of a mutation or two. You can help control the flaring up of your muscles with a healthy helping of fish.
With so many benefits of eating a diet that includes a weekly serving of fish, it’s surprising that more Americans aren’t including it in their health plans. Here at the Isle®, we understand how important it is to get your weekly dose of fish, and that’s why we are excited to announce that our Seafood Takeover is back!

Coming to you all of July, Seafood Takeover will be at all of our restaurants. Enjoy lobster at Calypso’s® Buffet on July 16, July 23 and July 30 and crab legs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday nights. Farradday’s® will have drink specials and shrimp, lobster tail, mussel and oyster specials. Munch on popcorn shrimp and catfish baskets at Tradewinds® for a fast and delicious meal. After you’ve enjoyed some delicious seafood, make a night out of your visit and have some fun on our casino floor!

For the health of every guest, we hope to see you all enjoying some seafood soon!

Sources:

http://bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com/
http://bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com/dining/overview.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/fish-health-benefits_n_4519174.html
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/picking-apart-objections-to-eating-fish/?_r=0
http://www.readersdigest.ca/omega-3/5-reasons-eat-fish/#4GEuQ5hZmGrRTmBx.97
http://www.cookinglight.com/healthy-living/healthy-habits/why-eat-seafood

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