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Celebrate National Seafood Month & Support Your Health

We have asked the Seafood Nutrition Partnership to be a guest on our blog for National Seafood Month to provide information on the amazing benefits of seafood.

Hi! Seafood Nutrition Partnership here having fun celebrating National Seafood Month with lots of delicious, simple and healthy seafood dishes. We’re partnering with about 50 groups across the country – including nonprofits like ourselves, fishermen and farmers, retailers, sustainability organizations and the government – to help Americans stay healthy.

The benefits of seafood are big! Fish and shellfish supply the nutrients, vitamins and omega-3s essential for strong bones, brain development, and healthy heart and immune systems. October is National Seafood Month and a perfect opportunity to celebrate with delicious fish while supporting your health. The American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend we eat two servings of seafood per week, so let’s take this suggestion to “heart” and try a new fish dish or two this month.

Good nutrition is especially important right now as it is essential to support a strong immune system. Seafood, both fish and shellfish, provides essential nutrients to the body that support immune health, such as selenium, iron and zinc. Zinc helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses, and is found in abundance in oysters, while other fish and shellfish are good sources, as well.

We all have a lot on our minds right now, and seafood has the vitamins needed to boost your mood and calm your mind – as well as help you get a better night’s sleep! When we are depressed or anxious, we naturall