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Heart Healthy Seafood Recipes

Happy Monday, seafood lovers!

We know that February is all about the heart! In celebration of American Heart Month, let’s highlight the many reasons why we love seafood and the heart health benefits of regularly eating seafood.

The American Heart Association recommends eating seafood twice a week as part of a healthy diet to reduce the risk of heart disease and boost heart health. Wondering why seafood ranks so high in a heart-healthy diet? It’s simple: seafood is full of omega 3 fatty acids which help to lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting and lessen your risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke. Focusing on heart health is important for every individual, no matter age or gender. And, regularly eating seafood 2-3 times each week may help to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, as well as other chronic diseases.

Rich in nutrients and lean protein, seafood is a superfood for the heart. All seafood—especially fatty fish like salmon, sardines and tuna—are rich in heart-healthy essential omega-3 fatty acids. Since our body cannot make omega-3s, we must get them from our diet. Seafood is the premier dietary source of omega-3s, which help to protect the heart by reducing triglycerides, lowering blood pressure and protecting against plaque buildup in the arteries.

Below, we’ve picked six of our favorite (and heart-healthy) meals that are guaranteed to keep your ticker in perfect time.

Sautéed Scallops with Shaved Celery Salad

Not only are scallops low in calories, but these seafood gems are also rich in nutrients like protein, B vitamins and selenium – making them great for your body and your heart. Mix these mollusks with fiber-rich vegetables like celery for a tasty and healthy meal.

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Cilantro-Lime and Black Bean Shrimp and Rice Skillet

A superfood, shrimp provides heart-healthy omega-3s and antioxidants. For being a smaller source of nutrients, they sure do carry a lot of nutrients to their size!

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Baked Mediterranean Salmon Bowl

Rich in essential omega-3s, salmon ranks top of the charts for heart health. In fact, it is heavily recommended by physicians to eat after any heart-related complications. With such an excellent taste (like baked into a delicious Mediterranean bowl) this fish will fit seamlessly in any diet.

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Seafood Chowder

Since American Heart Month comes right in the middle of winter, we thought it was only appropriate to incorporate a warm and comforting seafood soup into our roundup. Not only is the source of protein-rich within the seafood itself, but the accompanying broth is also a great source of heart health.

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Pistachio Crusted Grouper with Mango Pomegranate Salsa

This recipe combines the lean protein of grouper, the heart-healthy fats from pistachios and the antioxidants in pomegranates. Altogether, this superstar recipe is not only a recipe your taste buds will love, but one your heart will be craving to have again.

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Seared Tuna with Shaved Vegetable Salad

Like salmon, tuna is an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3s, which help to boost heart health. In addition to being heart-healthy, the seared tuna and vegetable salad is a delicious medley of flavors that takes only minutes to prepare at home (makes a great family meal!).

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