Seafood is a healthful choice for people of all ages— growing children, pregnant women, active adults, and the elderly. Seafood is an excellent source of lean, high quality, easily digested protein. A 3.5-ounce serving of seafood provides almost half of an adult’s daily protein needs for only 100 to 200 calories.
Seafood is low in saturated fat and sodium and is a rich source of many essential vitamins and minerals.
Seafood also is one of the few foods that contain long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which have many beneficial health effects and are essential for the development of the nervous system and retina.