Seafood may be an acquired taste to some people, but it’s a food that everyone should eat, especially at restaurants. Beyond its high protein and low fat, fish is also rich in many essential nutrients. Read on for an overview of the health benefits of seafood:
Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
Seafood is very high in omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fat that provides countless health benefits, including cutting your risk of heart disease by up to 50%. These fats have been shown in numerous studies to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots, lower blood pressure, and even boost immunity. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish that is rich in omega-3 at least twice a week. Top choices include wild salmon, Arctic char, and Atlantic—not king—mackerel. If you are an adventurous eater, try topping your next gourmet pizza with anchovies.
Help You Lose Weight
Losing weight can seem difficult, but you certainly don’t have to resort to a fruits-and-vegetables-only diet, like Miranda Kerr. There’s a reason why nearly all diets published in tabloids and health magazines are heavy in fish. When you are trying to lose weight, your goal should be a diet that fills you up, but is not high in fat. Seafood is the perfect protein for a weight-loss diet. It is loaded with protein to take the edge off your hunger, is packed with nutrients, and contains virtually no saturated fat or carbs.
Stave off Hypozincemia
You’ve probably never heard of hypozincemia (HY-po-zing-KEE-mee-ah), or zinc deficiency, but it’s a disease worth knowing about. Up to one-third of the world’s population does not get enough of the essential nutrient zinc in their diets, putting them at risk of anorexia, chronic acne, and pregnancy problems, among other health issues. Most seafood is naturally high in zinc, especially crab, lobster, and octopus.
Piccolo Trattoria Italian restaurant has many tasty seafood options on its menu, all made to order and cooked in time-honored Mediterranean style. Our casual, BYOB atmosphere and great service have been delighting diners for many years. Call us at (215) 860-4247 to make a reservation today!
We were there Friday night for my Husband's Birthday! We went to the Newtown location! We had lots of Appetizers and took home a White Pizza with Broccoli for the Big Game! Everything was top notch, the service, the food, etc. Thanks!
Piccolo Trattoria provides authentic Italian cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere. Stop by one of our Pennsylvania or New Jersey locations today to experience the joy and comfort of Italian cooking and hospitality.
If you live in Pennington, Newtown, and Langhorne and you love pizza or other Italian staples, then you should visit Piccolo Trattoria. Piccolo Trattoria is a great, BYOB Italian restaurant that serves gourmet pizza and provides Italian catering. Visit our website for more information or call us today.
Are you ready to satisfy your appetite with some delicious Italian cuisine? If so, come to Piccolo Trattoria today! Visit our website to view our casual dining restaurant’s menu or call us for more information.
When many people think of Mediterranean food, images of pizza, pasta, and fried calamari often come to mind. However, the true Mediterranean diet is much healthier and lighter than the foods that are served in most American restaurants.
As the nutritionist in this video explains, the Mediterranean diet is rich in plant and seafoods and light on processed foods and red meats. Because its foods can be grown and bought locally, it is also a very affordable and responsible way to eat. Start watching the clip to learn more.
Piccolo Trattoria’s restaurant and catering menus stay true to the basics of the Mediterranean diet. Many of our dishes are light, flavorful, and full of fresh vegetables and lean meats for a taste of Italy that is truly second to none! To discover our food for yourself, call (215) 860-4247 or stop by one of our locations in Newtown, Langhorne, and Pennington.