Oh, Man! Seafood Meals That Boost Men’s Health | Dish on Fish

Oh, Man! Seafood Meals That Boost Men’s Health

Hey, Seafoodies!

In June we celebrate Dads and grads, of course. But it’s also Men’s Health Month, which is all about encouraging the men in your life to take good care of themselves. So, let’s talk about the nutritional benefits of seafood, and how consuming a little more shrimp, salmon (and yes, lobster!) can help men live longer, healthier lives.

We all know that seafood tastes great and is a snap to prepare. But it also provides essential nutrients that men need to thrive. Here are just a few of the healthy reasons men should put seafood on their plate more often.

  • Protein power. To maintain muscle mass and keep up energy levels, men need anywhere from 55 to 75 grams of protein in their daily diets. Seafood can help meet these requirements, and then some, without all of the saturated fat of some other proteins. Take tuna, for example: A 3-ounce serving has a whopping 25 grams of protein!
  • O-mazing omega-3s. Hormonal changes in their 40s put many men at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Seafood is the premier source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which help protect the heart—as well as the brain, hair and skin! Fatty or oily fish like salmon contain the highest levels of omega-3s, so men should aim to eat them at least 2 times each week.
  • Vital vitamins. Seafood options such as salmon, trout and tuna are rich in vitamin D, a muscle-mover and immunity-booster that we all need more of as we age. These fish also are an excellent source of vitamin A, which can protect prostate health, and vitamin B-12, which helps improve sleep and memory.
  • Must-have minerals. Potassium, magnesium and zinc help men stay active, boost stamina and increase testosterone levels. Men can load up on these important nutrients by eating some salmon, clams and oysters!

To get you started, we’ve gathered a few recipes that even the busiest guy can fit into his meal rotation. They’re also tailor-made for gift-cooking, if you want to treat the man (or men) in your life to a home-cooked meal. Rest assured: These dishes are all bro-friendly and dude-approved!

Simple Shrimp Scramble 

Our pick for Father’s Day breakfast! Stir some salad shrimp into some aromatic scrambled eggs for a morning meal that really sticks to the ribs.

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Easy Egg and Crab Muffin 

Morning hack! For men on the go, these appealing crab-and-egg muffins are a smart way to get more seafood in their diets.

No-Fuss Lemon-Pepper Salmon Burgers 

Start a new backyard barbecue tradition with these succulent salmon burgers. They’re loaded with omega-3s and great flavor!

Lobster BLTs

Even tough guys won’t be able to resist the gravitational pull of this lobster-rific sammie revamp.

Clam Pizza 

This is pizza plus… with a nutritional powerhouse topping! Clams are so much more than just a topping—they provide a heaping dose of potassium for healthy blood pressure. Oh, and they’re delicious!

Grilled Mahi Mahi in Lemon Butter Sauce 

Keto-friendly and gluten-free, these satisfying mahi mahi fillets make a fun Father’s Day dinner or impromptu grilled meal everyone will enjoy. They come with a side of vitamin B-12 to boost Dad’s heart and brain health!

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