WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With numerous studies and expert advice touting the health benefits associated with seafood consumption, the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), the trade association for the fish and seafood industry, has created a helpful information card that pinpoints different areas on the human body that may benefit from a diet rich in fish and shellfish. The card shows the benefits omega-3 fatty acids may have on areas of the body including the brain, eyes, heart, lungs and joints, among others. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060808/DCTU045 ) By following the U.S. government's Dietary Guidelines recommendation to eat fish at least twice a week, Americans can gain a variety of health benefits. Numerous studies show that the proteins, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids found in a variety of fish and seafood can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke and potentially increase our quality of life by staving off the effects of Alzheimer's disease and treating mood disorders such as depression. Refer to this guide throughout the year for a quick reference of all the health benefits associated with seafood consumption. You can also download the NFI Health Benefits of Fish card online at http://www.AboutSeafood.com under the "Nutrition & Health" tab. NFI is pleased to serve as a resource for information regarding fish and seafood. We encourage you to visit our Web sites for additional health information and recipes at http://www.AboutSeafood.com and http://www.EatShrimp.com.
SOURCE National Fisheries Institute