Date added: 15-05-2014 Getting Seafood into your diet - what to do

 What can you do to increase your seafood consumption level? First, ask yourself what seafood you already like and eat regularly. Review your favourite seafood recipes; then ask your retailer what other fish or shellfish could be substituted for your usual species. Trying new seafood in old recipes will increase the variety of seafood you eat.

Next, try substituting seafood in some of your recipes that call for red meat or poultry. You can add seafood to homemade pizza, pasta and even tacos. Seafood is a natural in many stir-fry recipes. If once a week or even every other week you substitute seafood in recipes in which you formerly used red meats or poultry, you will have taken another step to increase the amount of seafood you eat.

Restaurants are good places to try new types of seafood. Ask the staff what the seafood tastes like and how it is prepared; then you can judge wether or not you might like it. Ask questions when you are at your local M&G branch, your seafood supplier may have some delicious recipes to share and will give you "free" the M&G traditional family recipes for you to enjoy at home. Remember, seafood is naturally nutritious and is low in calories and total fat. By putting more seafood, prepared healthfully, in your diet today, you may be able to look forward to a healthier future.

Date added: 15-05-2014 Healthy Omega 3 Oils

After several medical studies, it now appears that the Omega 3 fatty acids help keep our bodies from over producing eicosanoids, a group of hormone-like substances that can, in large amounts, contribute to arthritis, asthma, heart disease, stroke and related disorders. A diet that balances plant foods (vegetables & fruit) with seafood and their omega 3 fatty acids, remains an effective and enjoyable way to combat health problems. Most seafood contains Omega 3 polyunsaturated oil, oil that is unique to seafood.

Omega 3 Oils assist in blood circulation by lowering blood fats and preventing blood clot formation. This aids blood circulation and researchers believe it reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. Research also indicates the Omega 3 oil in fish acts as an anti inflammatory agent and so may reduce the risk of a wide range of health problems, including asthma, pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease.