Making healthy food choices in a restaurant

When it comes to dining out in a nice restaurant it can sometimes be difficult to choose something off the menu that is a little bit healthy. But why not soak in the atmosphere of the restuarnt and enjoy using the Restaurant Cutlery that may have been supplied by that always feels far superior to the cutlery you find anywhere else, and consider the fish options available to you.

Fish is a great source of Omega 3 as well as other essential fatty acids and many other nutrients that are needed for a healthy body and mind. If you are unsure which fish to go for her are some tips on the healthy fish varieties available.

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Salmon – salmon has long been known as a fish that is packed full of goodness however there have been debates back and forth over whether farmed or fresh salmon is better for your. It is thought that farmed salmon contain naturally fewer omega 3 fats as well as less vitamins and minerals and can be higher in calories and saturated fats. However, the price for farmed salmon is significantly cheaper than fresh. So if the decision is between farmed salmon or no salmon at all then it is best to go for the farmed variety.

Tuna – this is another popular fish that can be eaten as fresh or tinned and both give you the same benefits in terms of vitamins and minerals. The only consideration to make with tuna is the mercury content that they naturally contain. It is for this reason that where possible you should stick to light or skipjack tuna and only consume small amounts of yellowfin, ahi and albacore tuna on rare occasions.

Cod – this is a great choice if you don’t like your fish to be too fishy tasting and are looking to reduce your calorie intake. A standard 3 oz portion of cod contains only 1 gram of fat, around 90 calories, 15 grams of protein and an incredible amount of vitamin B12 as well as niacin and phosphorus amongst other vitamins and minerals.

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Mackerel – Mackerel is an oily fish which means that it is rich in healthy fats that can help to lower blood pressure and reduce a build up of fats in the arteries of the heart. Mackerel again can be eaten as a tinned or fresh variety and you can find them with a number of different flavours added during the cooking process.