PRINCIPLE 4


GO FISHING FOR YOUR PROTEIN

 

Your muscles, skin, organs, bones, and hormones (just about everything vital to your existence) need protein. So consumption of this essential nutrient is a must. There are many sources (from beans to cows) but one of the more valuable and nutrient dense sources of protein is found in the sea. Fish and other sea-based proteins are nutrient-dense and calorie loose or low. They contain high amounts of healthy fats (particularly Omega-3 fatty acids or "good fats") along with a variety of vitamins and minerals. They also contain specific nutrients which are typically deficient in our diets such as vitamin D, B2 (riboflavin), calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and potassium. Unlike other animal-based sources of protein such as chicken, beef, turkey, and lamb, fish retains much of its nutrients when cooked and less carcinogens are produced when cooked at higher temperatures. In addition, sea-based protein such as fish and shellfish have various sources of healthy fat that aid in everything from heart health, vascular cleansing and detoxifying, and joint benefits.

The SEACRET to picking protein is to choose wild (not farm raised) fish sources that are rich in Omega-3 like Salmon, Halibut, Tuna, and Cod.