Seafood and What It Does For Your Health

I came across this on the Twitterverse today, and I thought it was neat. There is a website called SeafoodHealthFacts.org that provides the health benefits and risks of eating seafood. Since I currently live in New Orleans, the land of seafood, I thought it was pretty cool.

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I never used to think much about the food I consumed and its affect on our health, until after I got sick. That’s when I became really interested in learning about how foods can help us heal. Lots of different seafood offer proteins, vitamins and minerals. The website includes credible and detailed information on:

  • The nutritional benefits of various species of seafood
  • Seafood safety, sustainability, regulations
  • The risk vs. benefits of consuming seafood

I’m a New Orleans girl at heart, and I grew up cracking crawfish and crab legs. So, this is good news for me and my health. But how about a fried shrimp po’boy with all the trimmings? Mmmm! Does that count?

Roasted Red Pepper & Basil Quinoa

Tonight for dinner, I whipped up a few leftovers from last night and added quinoa. Mmm! I had to stop myself from eating the whole pot! I have been reading a lot about quinoa, and hearing the buzz about it, so I was excited to finally try it. I’m late, I know! I loved it, and I can’t wait to try more recipes with it. I also had a slice of baked chicken with a dollop of light sour cream.

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I used these ingredients for the salad:

  • mixed greens
  • tomatoes
  • stuffed green olives
  • pine nuts
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • sumac