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“Eating Cod Fish For Optimum Health”

Ever thought about switching to a sustainable seafood diet? Do your body a favor, and move towards a healthier lifestyle. Eating a sustainable seafood diet benefits your health, local fishermen, and protects the environment. As an Environmental Studies major, it is extremely important to conserve our precious ecosystems and what better way to do so than eating a sustainable seafood diet. I have researched a ton about sustainable seafood eating and have realized the various factors that can reduce the risk of numerous diseases. Cod, specifically, is a healthy and scrumptious choice and can be easily prepared! It has many dietary benefits such as, easily absorbable protein and a little to no fat content. Eating in the dinning commons of my University, I wasn’t sure where the seafood was coming from and therefore was always skeptical to try it. Now that I live in my own apartment in Isla Vista, I am much more aware about the kind of seafood that I am feeding my body and have personally experienced many of the benefits mainly, weight loss.

5 Health Benefits From Eating Cod Fish:
1. Eating cod is a great source for diabetics who are trying to reduce atherosclerosis and heat disease.
2. Vitamin 12 and vitamin B are in cod and help maintain homocysteine levels low.
3. Cod helps improve the performance of the human heart muscle, which protects against experiencing an ischemic stroke.
4. Cod can have anti-inflammatory effects on the body and help to protect against sunburn and maybe even skin cancer.
5. Cod is low in calories and can help you achieve weight loss goals.

How To Prepare Cod?
Cod is an easy fish to add flavors to since it isn’t a strong-tasting fish, it is pretty mild in its taste. You can add a drizzle of lemon, garlic, or olive oil to the fish with a pinch of salt and pepper. For more of an Asian flavoring, sear the cod in soy sauce or teriyaki sauce.

Lemon/Garlic Cod:
-3 cloves garlic
-2 tbsp butter
-1 and 1/2 tbsp olive oil
-2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Asian Cod:
-half a bottle of light soy sauce
-1/4 of a bottle of rice wine vinegar
-a handful of chopped onions
-3 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce

About the Author:
Gabriela Sneider is a business development associate for Santa Barbara Fish Market where you can support our local fishermen and buy fresh seafood online or buy fresh fish online.

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