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June 25, 2013
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Healthy Seafood on the Menu, Part 1
Many consumers are on a mission to eat healthier, but dining out is still a special occasion for many people so it's important that dishes offer fresh flavors and fun presentation while keeping calories in check.

Luckily, seafood is the perfect protein for summer menus. Low in calories and high in healthy fats, fish, shrimp, scallops and other fresh catches make for light, flavorful plates that suit a variety of tastes and are perfect for warm weather.

In Part 1 of this special report, below, we take a look at some of the health benefits seafood has to offer and how chefs are using it in their kitchens. Look for Part 2 in your inbox on Thursday to learn more about why seafood dishes are a great healthy choice to offer diners.

We hope you encourage your peers, colleagues and friends to join you in the conversation by inviting them to sign up for this timely e-newsletter. Share your favorite healthy seafood stories and recipes on Twitter, too!

Tips from the Coffee Bar 
  • Oceana CEO on why fish is the "perfect protein"
    In this interview, Oceana CEO and writer of "The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover's Guide to Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World" Andy Sharpless lists the many benefits of eating fish, which include health benefits for the brain, heart and nerves. "It's interesting how our own biology is so tuned up to benefit from fish," he says. The Oregonian (Portland) (6/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Eating fish may lead to longer life
    One to two servings of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids per week could add a few years to your life, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington, which studied the blood fat levels of 2,700 healthy adults aged 65 years or older for 16 years. "Omega-3 fatty acids are very unique in that, at very small levels in the diet, they have pretty powerful effects on a range of body functions," said Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, lead author of the study. National Public Radio/The Salt blog (4/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • June is the perfect time to enjoy Alaskan salmon
    Many nutritionists suggest consuming fatty fish around two times a week in order to get the recommended amount of DHA and EPA omega-3 fats. These fats, which may prevent heart disease, boost brain formation, aid eyesight and help those with Alzheimer's disease, can be found in Alaskan salmon, which is currently in season. A simple roasted preparation lets the fish's rich flavor shine through. Iowa City Press-Citizen (tiered subscription model) (6/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mediterranean-style diet may reduce cognitive decline, study says
    A study of 17,000 people living in the 11-state region of the U.S. South that's sometimes referred to as "the Stroke Belt" showed that those who adhered to a Mediterranean-style diet were 13% less likely to have cognitive impairment compared with those who did not follow the diet. The study in Neurology found that people with diabetes did not get the cognitive protection from following a Mediterranean diet. (4/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
ceviche-marinated grilled Louisiana Shrimp tacos
Give your customers a craveable and healthy alternative with premium Louisiana Shrimp. Get recipes and learn more about Louisiana Seafood. Where flavor comes to life.
Presenter Spotlight 
  • National parks cater to health-minded tourists
    The National Park Service will require all of the restaurants and shops at its parks, which feed about 23 million people per year, to offer healthy dining options this summer, with menus including lentil soup, black bean sliders and fish tacos. Several parks are ahead of the game, including Yellowstone National Park, which uses locally grown lentils and peas, and makes hot dogs with bison and burgers with grass-fed beef. USA Today (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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salt-roasted Louisiana Shrimp with orange-honey dipping sauce
Indulge your customers' taste buds with zesty, sweet Louisiana Shrimp, roasted to perfection. Get recipes and learn more about Louisiana Seafood. Where flavor comes to life.
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Recipe Roundup 
Louisiana Crawfish striped salad
Make a colorful splash on your menu with fresh veggie and crawfish salad. Get recipes and learn more about Louisiana Seafood. Where flavor comes to life.

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