Sunday, December 27, 2009

Healthiest Foods: Seafood

Shellfish (Clams, Mussels)
Shellfish have Vitamin B12 which supports nerve and brain function. It also contains iron and minerals like magnesium and potassium. Three ounces has 126 to 146 calories, 2-4 grams of fat, and 0 fiber.

Cold-water fish like salmon, mackerel and tuna are the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce the risk of cardiac disease. A 3-ounce portion (cooked) has 127 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 fiber.

Crab is a great source of vitamin B12 and immunity-boosting zinc. A 3-ounce portion has 84 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 fiber. You can buy it canned and make your own crab cakes.

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