Are you getting enough protein in your diet? A balanced diet requires the right amount of protein compared to other nutrients. Fish meets our daily nutritional requirements.
Each sea species is unique and gives an original contribution to our diet. Salmon, shellfish and oily fish are richer in Omega 3, which is indispensable for our health. Cod (which we generally eat in the form of dried cod or salt cod) is a lean fish rich in protein. Tuna is the most popular fish product in our diet due to its now familiar taste and versatility.
Easily digested, rich in protein in a low calorie diet, the energy from tuna is approximately 100 kcal per 100g of tuna in brine, increasing to approximately 190 kcal when tuna in oil is consumed, drained of oil.
Fish products are an enormous resource for our body and play a fundamental role in the Mediterranean diet, considered by nutritionists around the world to be the most balanced diet. Furthermore, fish provides an abundance of minerals, such as phosphorous, fluorine, selenium and iodine (lacking in other foods), which helps circulation, muscles and nerves.
Lastly, fish contains vitamins: some B complex, as well as Vitamin A in “oily” fish (such as tuna, eel and mackerel).
Other than tuna, now a must in our diet, why not make a habit of eating other tasty and practical fish? Exceptional from a nutritional point of view and simple to add to the most creative recipes, the lesser known qualities are the most surprising. Sardines, mackerel, anchovies, clams: “poor” food that merges history with the fisherman’s table, and now a big opportunity for a modern, healthier and more sustainable diet.
What was once food for the few, is now on everyone’s table, thanks to practical conservation and the variety of recipes available, making daily fish dishes pleasantly appreciated. Already cleaned, cheap, available and also suitable for celiacs, the fish served on a daily basis on our tables is a good choice to suit everyone, allowing you to enjoy the company.