Everybody knows that fish is good for you. It is a part of a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle, as it is full of high nutritional qualities that are good for the brain and heart. Seafood, in general, can be a smart source of high quality protein as most species types are quite low in total fat, saturated fat and overall levels of sodium. Fish and Seafood Species from our oceans are also proven to contain many other essential nutrients that are quite important to maintaining good health.  These include minerals such as selenium, potassium, phosphorus, iodine and magnesium, as well as vitamins including niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. As previously stated, these received minerals and vitamins from seafood are vital to your bodies overall health as some are providing antioxidants for your brain and other organs, while others are boosting your immune system, providing anti-inflammatory effects where needed or even detoxifying any mercury in your system. Seafood is also the primary source of long chained omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and scientific evidence suggests that omega-3’s provide tremendous benefits to the developing human infant including a usual full term pregnancy, greater birth weight, better visual acuity, and improved overall cognitive development. Further, for the general population and for those of your other there at risk for coronary heart disease, there is also very strong evidence to suggest that the risk of heart disease is reduced when fish is included in a person’s continuous diet. The American Heart Association recommends eating (2) fish meals per week for a healthy heart. Today, the avarage American eats approximately (1) meal of fish per week.