The issue of eating healthy is something that seems to interest people much more now than it used to in the past. I remember being less worried about what I’d eat a couple of years ago, before my cancer period, but I believe eating healthy is something we should all worry about, especially now when we have less control on the ingredients that our food contains or on the cooking methods employed for our restaurant dishes. A friend of mine who traveled to China has recently told me about how they cook food in restaurants there, using huge quantities of fried oil to have it ready quicker, due to the increased number of clients. I’m not saying that doesn’t apply to the way food is cooked here, but it got me thinking to write a new blog post about how to eat healthy in the 21st century.
I guess by now everybody must know some things about good and bad foods or the fact that vegetables are mandatory and low fat foods are much better for our bodies, while a lot of fat will entail cardiac problems at a certain age, that there are some foods that are seen to be poisonous by specialists and so on. Well, I’m here to say the exact thing, but throw in some fish.
Seafood, as any good nutritionist would tell you is great if you want to live a long and happy life. There are exceptions to that nevertheless. Not all fish is good for your organism. From a general point of view, there are many advantages to be drawn from eating fish: it contains proteins, minerals and omega-3, all of which are good for your body. But, to enjoy the long-term benefits of eating fish, try eating it at least twice a week.
I would like to emphasize something of the utmost importance when eating fish: eat species that will not endanger the environmental balance or that are not on their way to becoming extinct. Sardines are one of the seafood varieties you can eat with no worries. They are tasty, easy to find on the market and are not expensive. Moreover, they contain a lot of nutrients and a lot of omega-3.
One other tasty fish you can eat without thinking that chances are you won’t find it in an year or two anymore is salmon, but only wild species from Alaska (other species of salmon are endangered). Its taste makes it a favorite amongst those who love fish and it can be cooked in many ways and accompanied by many other ingredients. It has a high content of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.
For the moment, I wouldn’t recommend eating Bluefin tuna, as it has been added to the list of endangered species by The World Wildlife. Certainly, there are many others that should be avoided, but I know how much tuna is loved by everyone. Its numbers are, unfortunately decreasing and I’d prefer having it around for a long time.
So, there you are, some species of fish you can safely eat twice a week without fearing it will vanish because you ate too much of it and that will balance your lifestyle.