Mediterranean diet: Why fish and seafood are the most important source of protein

Seafood and fish are two key foods in the Mediterranean diet. Both stand out for their admirable protein content of high biological value and their low fat content. At the same time, these foods have a considerable satiating effect. This means that when included frequently, they can relieve appetite much sooner than the vast majority of foods.

What does the Mediterranean diet consist of?

When following a Mediterranean diet, it is essential to include fruit, vegetablesseeds, seeds, pulses, fish and seafood. As for chicken and red meat, their consumption is permitted, as long as it is in moderation.

On the other hand, we must not forget the type of fat that makes this diet so special: nuts, olive oil and oily fish. In short, a perfect combination with great benefits for heart health.

In relation to fish, a minimum consumption frequency of twice a week is recommended. However, the ideal would be to include oily fish on two days, and white fish on two other days.

Some highly recommended choices for their high omega-3 content are tuna, sardines, salmon and mackerel. Omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to benefiting heart health, are key to good vision and the proper functioning of the nervous system. In addition, they may be helpful in alleviating depression and anxiety. They are even effective for those seeking to control their body weight.

Mediterranean diet and variety

As we have been mentioning, the Mediterranean diet, as well as any other healthy eating plan, should include fish and seafood. At the same time, it is essential to avoid monotony. Rather, our body needs us to vary the source of protein, as well as vegetables and carbohydrates.

To do this, we recommend that you alternate between white fish, blue fish and seafood. In this last group, there are also many options, such as gulas, prawns, clams, white prawns, langoustines, sea bream, and many others.

Undoubtedly, each food will provide you with different nutritional properties. This way you can lead a balanced and super-healthy lifestyle.


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A Malaga-based fresh and frozen food distribution and production group with more than 50 years in the sector.

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