Are you committed to making 2021 a better year than the last? Maintaining a healthy diet is one way to do that. Unfortunately, studies show that while 60% of us make New Year’s Resolutions, only 6% of us actually stick with them and complete them over the course of the year.
This year you may want to try a different approach if you really want to achieve your resolutions. As a seafood supplier and processing company, we know we are biased, but the addition of fish a couple of times to your diet regime can make a huge difference. Here’s how…
Fish Leaves You Satisfied for Longer
One of the problems with dieting is that people feel deprived of food and have cravings throughout the day. This can lead to snacking throughout the day as well as late at night when those calories have no hope of getting burned off with exercise.
Fish, however, is a lean protein that is relatively low in calories, carbohydrates, and saturated fats. That means that eating a serving of seafood at dinner leaves you feeling satisfied for longer, thus causing less snacking late at night.
Fish Pairs Well with Veggies
Some butter-laden, cheese-covered, heavy-caloric meals don’t leave a lot of room for a healthy side dish. Fish is a lighter dish that encourages the addition of a side dish that could contain veggies high in folic acid, vitamins, and minerals like broccoli, asparagus, spinach, or carrots.
The Healthy Fish suggests, “Consume water-dense vegetables like eggplant, spinach, bell peppers and broccoli alongside protein-based fish like Tilapia to keep you feeling fuller for longer.”
Fish Contains Healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids
If you have been eating take-out or fast food for the last few months, you may be amazed at the amount of healthy components that fish has to offer. One of these is omega-3 fatty acids. Polyunsaturated fats (good fats) like omega-3’s is considered a healthy addition to your diet.
Your overall health may improve with the addition of one or two servings of fish to your dinner menu. For example, not only do omega-3’s boost overall feelings of fullness, they are also key for brain development and cell turnover. They have also been shown to increase HDL (good cholesterol) levels and decrease triglycerides and inflammation.
If you are determined to maintain your resolutions this new year and eat in a healthy way, fish may be the solution. Check out our Facebook page and our blogs for more fish recipes to make your whole family happy at the dinner table.