How to Get “Good” Fats and Why You Need Them

How to Get “Good” Fats and Why You Need Them
June 14, 2017 Sterling Cryder

If you’re trying to eat a heart-healthy diet that is low in fats and high in protein, there’s one type of fat you do not want to cut back on: omega-3 fatty acids. Two crucial types – EPA and DHA – are primarily found in certain fish. ALA, another omega-3, is found in plant sources, such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function, but they deliver some BIG health benefits as well.

Eating fish rich in omega-3s – like freshwater trout, salmon and tuna – may help lower your risk of heart disease, depression, dementia and arthritis. These “good” fats have also been shown to have beneficial impacts on brain development in young children. Simply adding two servings per week of fresh seafood to your diet will give you the daily recommended amount of omega-3s (DHA and EPA) and will help you live a healthier life.

Did you know:

  • Eating seafood while pregnant can help your baby’s brain and eye development.
  • Seniors who eat seafood regularly have better memory and live longer.
  • 1 in 4 Oklahoma deaths are related to heart disease and heart disease is currently the #1 killer in the United States.
  • But eating seafood 2 to 3 times per week reduces the risk of heart disease by up to 36%!

Join us in taking the Healthy Heart Pledge through the Seafood Nutrition Partnership and start taking the necessary steps to improve your overall health, mentality and well-being.

And if you’re looking for some seafood inspiration, indulge in some of our healthy options below at Pearl’s Oyster Bar, Crabtown in Bricktown or Trapper’s Fishcamp & Grill!

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Seared Ahi Tuna

Salmon Tacos

Pan Seared Rainbow Trout

Crab Crusted Salmon