A pescatarian is essentially a vegetarian who eats seafood, whether for ethical reasons or for an easier transition to a vegan diet. The pescatarian diet also helps with weight control and lowers risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer. Make your diet pescatarian by adding lean white or oily fish to a nutritious Mediterranean diet of fresh veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils.
Zinc, protein, calcium, B Vitamins. There is very little nutrition that oysters don’t provide. They offer a healthier heart, sturdier bones, better immunity, and better sex among many others. Iron in oysters help prevent anemia in women who experiences heavy menstrual periods. They are not without side effects though.
Your shiny, spotless kitchen may not show it, but it is a hotbed for bacterial activity! Ensuring proper hygiene in the kitchen when cleaning, preparing, cooking, and storing food is critical in order to prevent food-borne illnesses including diarrhea, E coli, hepatitis A, gastroenteritis, and salmonella poisoning. Washing your hands, cleaning sponges and dishcloths, sanitizing kitchen surfaces and cutting boards, and knowing how to handle produce and raw meats are essential parts of kitchen hygiene.
Kelp is a brown alga used abundantly in kitchens around the world. Highly beneficial to health, kelp exhibits anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulatory properties. Regular consumption of kelp helps you fight diseases like cancer, various inflammations, and blood disorders. It helps increase bone density and is a good source of iodine.
Our pets can pass on diseases such as Lyme disease, hookworms, rabies, salmonella, parrot fever and cat-scratch disease. In more rare cases, one can contract the avian flu, the plague and fish handler’s disease. Pregnant women should especially be careful of toxoplasmosis which can cause miscarriages and birth defects. All of these diseases are preventable through good hygiene practices and keeping up to date with your pet’s care and grooming.
Menopause is a natural process and not a diagnosis. Weight gain is an irritating part of menopause and it can lead to other health risks if it is not controlled. Research has shown that a focus on what you eat during menopause can help you conquer menopausal weight gain.1 This does[.....]
Eating fish head will add more meat and flavor to your meals. It’s a great source of protein that’s healthier than red meat. Fish heads are also full of omega-3, a nutrient that will keep your brain and heart healthy. Plus, you’ll get a healthy dose of the powerful antioxidant vitamin A. It’ll protect your immune system and eye health. Eating fish even helps the environment, because processing facilities will have fewer scraps to toss.
If any of us owned fish in the past, it was probably just two lone goldfish in a bowl when we were seven. Bubbles and Goldie likely died in about two weeks and ended their short lives being unceremoniously flushed down a toilet bowl. From then on, we moved on[.....]
The debate is still on about whether raw food is better or cooked, but most nutritionists suggest a mix of both. Some foods, when eaten raw, helps preserve their nutrients and also allows your body to absorb them better. While there’s a long list of foods you can cook and eat,[.....]
Despite the scare of mercury poisoning from seafood, shrimp is found to have low mercury levels and is absolutely safe for consumption during pregnancy if cooked thoroughly (boiled or fried). Since you are more vulnerable to allergies during pregnancy, be sure to avoid eating raw shrimp and limit your intake to no more than 8-12 ounces per week.
Mostly an adult-onset, seafood allergy is your immune system's response to a protein found in shellfish muscles called tropomyosin. Symptoms range from mild ones like swelling or skin rashes, wheezing, repetitive cough, and stomach cramps to fatal ones like a sudden drop in blood pressure or difficulty in breathing. Your best bet is to stay alert by scrutinizing food labels and keeping your medication handy.
We all have traveled in that boat; the one that requires you to lose weight just weeks before a wedding or get together or class reunion, or even for the heck of getting healthier. The pressure to look your best has you looking around for miracle diets, pills, or equipment[.....]
Americans have been eating more tilapia than ever before. Yet research has expressed concerns on whether you could be inadvertently consuming pesticides from mass-farmed fish. Are you getting in alarmingly high levels of omega-6 fatty acids instead of the good omega-3 fatty acids you want? Is tilapia really as bad as bacon, as some research would have you believe?
Getting vitamin B12 through food is a major challenge for vegans as nori and white button mushroom skin are the only natural sources with absorbable B12. Contrary to popular idea, seaweed and miso may do more harm than good as they contain inactive versions of B12 that hinder active B12 absorption. The other options are fortified cereals, rice, malt and cocoa-based milk, and supplements, which should be taken in small doses for maximum absorption.
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