Reasons to Eat More Seafood

Reasons to Eat More Seafood

You may have heard that you should include more seafood in your diet because it’s good for you, but many people don’t know just how many ways eating seafood can benefit your health.

Seafood is the Best Dietary Source of Vitamin D

You may know that you can get vitamin D from sun exposure, but during the long winter months it’s hard to catch some rays. That’s one of the main reasons that over 40% of the Irish population is deficient in vitamin D. If you’re inside a lot during the winter, eating a diet rich in fish can help reduce this deficiency. Fish is by far the best dietary source of vitamin D.

Seafood May Improve Your Sleep Quality

When you’re constantly connected, it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep. If you’re struggling to get enough sleep, you may want to stop by your local fishmonger before you reach for the sleeping pills. A recent 6-month study provided 95 middle-aged men with three servings of fish a week, and found improvements in both sleep and daily functioning. The cause is likely to be the vitamin D content and the omega-3 fatty acids.

Seafood Can Help Prevent Asthma in Children

Next time you make a fish dinner, be sure to save a bit for your little one! A Dutch study of over 7,000 infants found that eating fish at the right stage of development could reduce your child’s risk of developing asthma. Children who began eating fish between six and twelve months old were 36% less likely to develop asthma by age four than children who were fed fish before six months old, or after a year old.

Octopussy’s seafood is supplied by “Dorans on the Pier”, our own fish shop next door. Dorans is run by three brothers, all fishermen with more than 50 years experience among them. Dorans is supplied by a fleet of fishing boats operating out of Howth. It really doesn’t get any fresher!

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