Rainbow Trout is a tasty option for gifting your body with quality protein and nutrients. Originating in the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean in North America and Asia, freshwater varieties have been introduced into the Great Lakes. The American Heart Association recommends a three-ounce serving of cooked fish at least twice a week and Rainbow Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, is one of the healthiest fish options.
Surprisingly, the Environmental Defense Fund states that farmed Rainbow Trout is low in mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Typically, I would opt for wild-caught fish but this is an exception. Even Seafood Watch, whom I consider reputable, recommends avoiding wild-caught Rainbow Trout because of the increased pollutant risk. The possible side effects of high mercury or PCBs include kidney damage, brain disorders, fatigue; these problems are especially concentrated in unborn babies and children. I’m thankful to understand this exception.
Let’s look at five ways that Rainbow Trout NOURISHES LIFE:
1. It is high in Omega 3 fatty acids. Not all fat is created equal. Essential for healthy aging, Omega 3’s are highly concentrated in the brain, help keep heartbeat steady, and reduce inflammation.
2. It is potassium-rich. A highly underrated mineral, potassium helps manage blood pressure, counter stress and anxiety, and enhance muscle strength, metabolism, and nerve function.
3. It is an excellent source of selenium. This important trace mineral is important for thyroid function and a healthy immune system.
4. It is a rich source of the B-vitamin complex. These water-soluble vitamins play a big role in vibrant metabolism. Niacin (Vitamin B3), Thiamin (Vitamin B1), and Vitamins B6 and B12 work together to break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to make them available to benefit growth and repair of the body. Vitamin B12 is essential for heart health and detoxification and cannot be adequately obtained from a plant-only diet. Vitamin B6 aids in the production of serotonin and epinephrine, neurotransmitters that affect mood and the body’s internal clock.
5. It provides Phosphorus for resilient bones. Behind Calcium, Phosphorus is the second-most abundant mineral in the body. They work in concert to help maintain the integrity of bones and teeth. This essential mineral also facilitates efficient digestion and elimination. Phosphorus is a genetic building block and is necessary for growth, maintenance, and repair of all tissues.
START SOMEWHERE today giving your body more of what it needs for vitality! Rainbow Trout is a tasty option that can be easily and quickly prepared by a variety of healthy options including grilling, broiling, steaming or baking. NOURISH LIFE with simple lifestyle changes. You can do it. I will help you.
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