Nutritional Value of Seafood

Jesse Trushenski | April 2, 2024 | Education | Health | Nutrition

Most Americans consume more than enough calories, but many of us are still malnourished.  Farm-raised steelhead provides the nutrients our bodies need and the peace of mind that comes with healthy, environmentally conscious eating.

What’s (not) for Dinner?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans are not eating enough of key nutrients, including:

  • Lean protein—containing a balanced mix of amino acids, the building blocks of life
  • Potassium—an electrolyte also responsible for normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Magnesium—the core of countless enzymes without which the body could not produce or utilize energy
  • Calcium—the indispensable source of bone strength and an important electrolyte
  • Iron—an essential element of life, allowing our bodies to use oxygen and produce DNA
  • Vitamin A—central to proper vision and immune function
  • Vitamin E—an antioxidant that boosts the immune system and protects tissues against free radicals
  • Vitamin C—another antioxidant critical for growth and metabolism and the immune system
  • Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA—key nutrients involved in cardiovascular, neurological, and prenatal health, as well as early childhood development

The Solution is Seafood

There is a simple solution to all of these deficiencies: Eat more seafood!

Seafood, including farm-raised steelhead is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and heart-healthy omega-3s. Health and nutrition experts recommend that Americans eat seafood at least once a week to satisfy our bodies’ needs for these and other essential nutrients, like B vitamins and selenium.

Nourish Yourself with Responsibly Raised Fish

Farmed steelhead is also a guilt-free choice because it’s lean, low in carbohydrates and sodium, and does not contain dangerous levels of mercury or other contaminants.  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States, killing more than 600,000 Americans every year—that’s 1 of every 4 deaths. 

Eating right can greatly reduce the risk of this and other chronic diseases, helping Americans lead healthier, fuller lives. Give your body the nutrition it needs with farm-raised rainbow trout and steelhead.

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