Seafood is healthy, and that is something that we all know. Be it fish, shellfish or other sea products, they all contain enormous amounts of useful nutrients that aren’t found in vast quantity in other foods.

The integration of fish into a diet is a must for those that want to eat healthy as it will compensate the reduced amount of red meat you eat.

The healthiest fish you should try and eat on a regular basis

Catfish isn’t something that many people tried, and that is their loss. Buy domestic catfish because it is raised in controlled areas that don’t contain high levels of toxins (all fish contain small levels of toxins that aren’t harmful to humans if eaten in reasonable quantity). Catfish is rich in selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which are healthy and necessary for brain and heart health.

Freshwater trout is another fish that should be eaten at least once every two weeks. It’s rich in omega-3 fats that are excellent for prevention of heart diseases. The best way to prepare a trout is to grill it for few minutes and sprinkle a bit of lemon on it.

Salmon and tuna are both common fish, and there is a good reason for that. Both of these are full of omega-3 fatty acids, like other fish, and they also pack other nutrients like calcium, iron, and D vitamin. Just be sure to buy young fish as it contains a harmless amount of mercury (older fish has more of it).

Shellfish – Seafood you shouldn’t avoid

Crab is similar to fish, but its taste is refined, and it differs from everything you tried before. It contains an enormous amount of vitamins C and B12 and protein and the calorie count is balanced.  Many supermarkets have crab on their offer but don’t buy it in canned or artificial versions as they contain only a small percentage of nutrients a fresh crab has.

Oysters are perfect seafood as it doesn’t contain enough mercury to cause problems to humans. Eating oyster three or four times a week is healthy, and you won’t get bored by it because this food can be a part of the main dish, salad or even soup. Those with immunodeficiency should avoid oysters as well as other shellfish.