One of the first things that people notice when they come to Captain Eddie’s Seafood is our wide selection. The food that the sea provides for us is diverse and full of several healthy attributes that are beneficial. As we move into the month of October, it’s the ideal time to partake in flounder. While not as popular as tuna, salmon, or shrimp, the benefits that come from Flounder in your diet are many, and we’ll be exploring them today.
A Versatile Specimen
Almost exclusive to North America, flounder is one of the most versatile forms of seafood you can consume. The texture varies greatly, and it can be cooked in a variety of ways; which one is best depends upon personal taste. Fired, baked, or raw, there’s no shortage of ways in which you can consume the delicious specimen.
The Healthy Attributes of Flounder
Unlike salmon, flounder isn’t as nutritionally dense, and this can be explained due to the consistency of the fish itself. Flounder is more than three-quarters water, so the high concentrations that are found in other various forms of seafood aren’t present. That said, an eight-ounce serving of flounder still contains thirty grams of protein and has high concentrations of selenium, vitamin A, vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus.
The Benefits of Flounder in Your Diet
The advantages of consuming flounder are many and are certainly not limited to the vitamins and minerals that are present in the fish itself. Like many other specimens of seafood, flounder has been linked to several health benefits that are necessary for the quality of life. The AHA (American Heart Association) recommends that adults intake two to three servings of fish a week for the promotion of a healthy heart. This is because fish are low in saturated fats but contain fatty acids known as Omega-3s that help lower bad cholesterol and reduce inflammation.
The benefits don’t come close to stopping there. Did you ever wonder why fish is sometimes referred to as “brain food”? That’s because it is! Flounder, and fish in general, have been linked to alleviating symptoms related to depression and can help lower the risk of dementia.
Throw some flounder on the grill and enjoy! You’re doing your body and brain a big favor!
Captain Eddie’s Seafood
Whether you come by to enjoy our selection of seafood in our warm and welcoming atmosphere or you simply want to pick some up to go at our in-house fish market, Captain Eddie’s Seafood can accommodate both. For a menu, reservations, and much more, swim over to captaineddiesseafood.com.