Benefits of Consuming Seafood

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There is nothing like enjoying the day’s fresh catch. A plate full of boiled shrimp or succulent oysters doesn’t hurt either. Fresh seafood is not only delicious, its pack with many health benefits. Seafood is also versatile, allowing diners to explore various tastes with familiar spices. Need a little more convincing? Read more as to why you should be consuming seafood.

Heart Healthy

Seafood is filled with heart healthy nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Seafood such as mackerel, salmon, oysters, sardines and herring have between 3,000 and 4,000 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids per serving! Just adding seafood to your plate a couple of times a week will put you over the average goal of 250 milligrams per day.

Filled with Essential Nutrients

Along with omega-3 fatty acids, seafood is also packed with many essential vitamins and nutrients. Fatty fish such as salmon and tuna are rich in vitamin A and D which can improve the immune system and bone maintenance. Most fish and shellfish provide a good source of B-complex vitamins which can help your metabolism, focus and boost energy.

Low in Fat and High in Protein

Worried about not getting enough protein as you normally would in beef and chicken? You can cast those worries aside because seafood provides you plenty of protein. It is also lower in saturated fat which is good for your heart.

Variety

Do you feel stuck in a beef and poultry rut? The delicious variety of seafood can help you break out of that! Experiment with a fish dish such as NoJa’s Skuna Bay Salmon or try our chef’s daily fish special which features that days’ fresh catch.

Pairs Well with Wine

Just about any seafood dish pairs wonderfully with a glass of wine. Riesling is traditionally served with raw oysters while Sauvignon Blanc compliments a roasted sea bass or shrimp that has been sautéed in garlic. Delicate tasting red wines such as Pinot Noir or Syrah balance out the flavors in most fish dishes. 

It’s Tasty!

Imagine a pat of butter melting over a lobster tail or the smell of garlic sautéed shrimp. Mesmerizing, right? No matter how you cook or season it, seafood is simply delicious!

It’s easy to see why people are hooked on seafood. It’s delicious and filled with many essential health benefits. At NoJa, we offer a menu filled with delicious seasonal seafood options straight from the waters of the Gulf. Stop in today and give seafood a try!

It’s NoJa’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that has allowed us to continue to serve this area for so long. For an intimate meal in one of the Port City’s longest-running restaurants in Downtown Mobile, make a reservation to NoJa. We have romantic indoor seating in a secluded area, just steps from Dauphin Street in LODA at 6 N. Jackson Street. To reserve a table, call 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.