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The Benefits of Eating Different Types of Fish

Fish is a savory and highly nutritious food. There are seemingly endless ways to prepare it – blackened, steamed, broiled, grilled, and more – and it can be paired with a wide variety of foods, from vegetables to pasta and rice.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate recommends consuming at least 8 ounces of seafood each week. To avoid becoming bored, it’s a good idea to explore different types of fish. Here are some of the most popular ones, along with their health benefits:

  • Salmon – Known for its flavorful taste and meaty texture, salmon contains abundant omega 3 fats, which are said to promote healthy skin and joints, as well as reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, a 4-ounce serving of salmon contains up to 58 percent of the daily required protein intake.
  • Tilapia – This fish is protein-rich and contains a small amount of unsaturated fat and omega 3 fatty acids, both of which may help reduce inflammation and, over time, help reduce the chance of experiencing high cholesterol and cardiovascular problems.
  • Ahi tuna – Also known as yellowfin tuna, ahi tuna is used in raw Asian dishes, including sushi. One of the biggest benefits of ahi tuna is its protein content. While not as high as salmon’s, a 6-ounce serving of tuna contains a plentiful 41.5 grams of protein. One potential drawback of ahi tuna is its relatively high mercury levels, which is why it’s recommended to limit servings of this tuna to twice a month.

You’ll be able to cook any of these delicious fish at the spacious kitchens found in our apartments near The Villages, FL, which include large 18-cubic-foot refrigerators and roomy pantries. To learn more about the benefits of living in PepperTree Apartment Homes, call us today – or stop by for a tour.