What Happens When You Swap Meat for Fish?

It’s becoming ever more necessary for us all to be mindful of what we eat, both for our own sake and the sake of the environment. While it’s true that meat consumption is one of the worst culprits when it comes to our individual carbon footprints, changing your diet doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing affair. Try swapping red meat for fish twice per week.

Besides reducing your carbon footprint (carbon emissions associated with wild seafood are six times lower than that of beef) you’ll enjoy a myriad of health benefits from those recommended two servings.

Nutritional facts of redfish compared with other meats

 

Fish is low in saturated fats, which are linked to heart disease. They also provide healthy Omega 3’s. These fatty acids have been shown to boost the immune system, improve cognitive function and reduce inflammation. Plus, seafood’s high-protein, low-calorie profile can aid in weight loss.

So, whether you’re considering a dietary change for ethical, environmental, or health reasons, swapping red meat for fish makes a lot of sense. Why not start this week?

Gulf of Maine Redfish, plated


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