Seafood for weight loss - EDU

Seafood for weight loss

Seafood earns for itself an ideal place in weight loss programmes because of its wealth of Omega-3 fatty acids and special decrease the growth of fat cells, fish proteins contribute to the reduction of body fat mass (BFM).
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Seafood for Health and Beauty

  • Reduces weight: Consuming Omegea-3 fish oil and combining it or following it with moderate aerobic exercises is found to speed up weight loss.
  • Stimulate fat transporting enzymes and improves blood flow to the muscles. Alternatively, it helps the body to transport stored fat to body areas where it can be used as energy during exercise.
  • Increase metabolic rate and tallies in the count of fat burned by the body. When your body is burning more fat (because the enzymes are stimulated) and you combine it with exercise, there is an increase in your intake of oxygen, and therefore an increase your metabolic rate too. In this cycle of body processes, increased metabolic rate also means more fat is burned by your body.
  • Regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. Insulin levels drop when you consume Omega 3 oil.
  • Keeps hunger at bay.
  • Reduces the risk or seriousness of ailments commonly associated with overweight or obesity.
  • Decreases blood pressure contributes to good cardiac health.
  • You will live linger and look younger as antioxidants will work to reduce free radicals.
    Good for the eyes. Improves your vision. DHA, one of the Omega 3 fatty acids, protects the retina from macular degeneration.
Between them, Omega – 3 fatty acids and special fish proteins have a mild but very long – term effect on weight loss. Omega – 3 fatty acids, by themselves are essential fatty acids and the human body cannot produce them. They are found in deep-sea fish such as salmon, mackerel, swordfish, and shark. Elsewhere, they can be found in certain oils (canola) and nuts (walnuts)

Fish Facts in Diet
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Seafood has fewer calories and less fat than red meat. Fish is one of the best fat-burning foods for women. In men too, low-calorie diets that include fish are found to ensure more weight loss than those without fish. Leading the trend is Europe’s Mediterranean Diet, which is now popular in the US too. It is a heart-healthy way to lose weight, while eating healthy fats, fresh and unprocessed foods and plenty of seafood.

Take your Pick

  1. Tuna contains more fatty acids and quality protein to help burn excess body fat and balance blood sugar levels. It is heart friendly.
  2. Salmon is rich in natural astaxanthin and unsaturated fatty acids, which increases HDL and decreases LDL. It helps improve cardiovascular functions, controls cholesterol, burns fat and ensures healthy weight loss.
  3. Sardines are the best as they contain very high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids.
  1. Too much fish oil can be harmful, as fish contains high levels of methyl mercury, a metal. It is so in larger fish, mackerel in particular, as they feed on smaller fishes which contain the metal. Other metals found in fish include lead, nickel, arsenic and cadmium. All of them are poisonous, in varying degrees.
  2. Fish must be cooked thoroughly and correctly, whatever be its kind. If weight loss is your aim, seafood has to be grilled, baked, steamed, boiled or broiled. Eating fish prepared incorrectly can only add calories. For example, frying or serving fish in heavy sauces does nothing but add on calories.

Tuna Salad With Melon, Heirloom Tomatoes And Mesculin Green

Tuna Salad
  • Canned tuna 80 g
  • Assorted lettuce 60 g
  • Heirloom tomatoes 2
  • Muskmelon 80 g
  • Lemon juice 10 ml
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cracked pepper 5 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil 10 ml
  • Season canned tuna chunks with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Make a dressing with salt, pepper lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cut the heirloom tomatoes and coat with the dressing.
  • Cut the melon into even pieces.
  • Arrange the melon, tomatoes with tuna and lettuce, neatly on a plate and drizzle it with the dressing.

Orange Braised Seafood Soup Delight

sea soup

  • Shrimp 15 g
  • Calamari 10 g
  • River fish 10 g
  • Orange 1
  • Celery (chopped) 3 g
  • Garlic (chopped) 3 g
  • Leeks (chopped) 3 g
  • Salt, to taste
  • Dill leaves 2-3 sprigs
  • Extra virgin olive oil 5 ml
  • Sauté all the chopped ingredients in olive oil.
  • Peel the orange and take out segments of it, finely shred some orange peel.
  • Braise the seafood with seafood stock. Orange segments and orange peel.
  • Season with salt.
  • Serve the soup with dill leaves

Sesame Crusted Salmon With Broccoli Rabe And Stewed Beans

  • Salmon 220 g
  • Sesame seeds 10 g
  • Olive oil 10 ml
  • Salt, to taste
  • Broccoli rabe 100 g
  • Celery (chopped) 3 g
  • Garlic (chopped) 3 g
  • Leeks (chopped) 3 g
  • Tomatoes (diced) 1
  • Beans 20 g
  • Chives 1
  • Pan sear salmon in olive oil and crust it with sesame seeds.
  • Blanch the broccoli and sauté it in olive oil.
  • Sauté all the chopped vegetables in olive oil and cook the beans with diced tomatoes.
  • Season the stewed beans and cook till beans are tender.
  • Garnish the salmon with chive.

Poached Mahi – Mahi With Shaved Asparagus And Apple Salsa
poached mahi - mahi 

  • Mahi-Mahi 220 g
  • Asparagus 100 g
  • Leeks 20 g
  • Onions 10 g
  • Celery 10 g
  • Carrot 10 g
  • Salt, to taste
  • Apple (chopped) 1
  • Jalapeno (chopped) 10 g
  • Cilantro (chopped) 5 g
  • Pepper 5 g
  • Lemon juice 5 ml
  • Olive oil 5 ml
  • Prepare a poaching liquid by adding onion, celery, leeks and carrot.
  • Poach the mahi-mahi fish in it.
  • Peel the asparagus and saute in olive oil.
  • Make salsa by mixing chopped apple, jalapeno with salt, pepper, lemon juice and cilantro.

Serve hot.

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