Healthy Diet Food: Fabulous Fish

Low in calories and packed with goodness, here is why fish is the perfect healthy diet food.

Healthy Diet Food: Fabulous Fish

Don't ignore fish when you are planning your weekly diet. Fish is a fabulous food - lots of variety in taste and texture, versatile and low in saturated fat. It's also low in calories - the perfect healthy diet food.

Aim to include a fish dish in your diet at least twice a week - and more is better!

  • Oily fish (Mackerel, Herring, Sardines) contain Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat which can help to reduce total blood cholesterol. Omega-3 in the diet protects the heart and circulation and may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
  • Medical studies have shown that Omega-3 oils play an important part in aiding the development of our brains.
  • Sea food contains an abundance of essential minerals - iron, zinc, iodine and selenium.
  • Fish is a good source of Vitamins helping to maintain healthy nerve tissues, strong bones and teeth and a glowing complexion.
  • Fish is a low fat and/or good fat source of protein, essential for the healthy growth and maintenance of muscles and body tissues.
  • As well as your brain, your love life could benefit from eating sea food as part of a healthy diet. Shellfish such as oysters have a reputation for acting as an aphrodisiac!

Fish - Healthy Diet Food

Haddock, Smoked, Raw (1 Serving/85g) 58
Lobster, Boiled (1 Serving/85g) 88
Prawns, Peeled (1 Serving/100g) 99
Herring, Grilled (1 Serving/85g) 154
Trout Rainbow, Raw (1 Serving/150g) 202
Scampi, Whole (1 Serving/100g) 229
Mackerel in Tomato Sauce (1 Can/125g) 254
Salmon, Fresh (1 Serving/163g) 290

Try some of our Flavoursome Low Calorie Recipes for Fabulous Fish


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