October Is National Seafood Month

Studies have shown that eating fish and shellfish regularly is very beneficial to our bodies in many ways; here are some great reasons to add more seafood into your diet. Not only can seafood relieve the symptoms of asthma in children, but it has shown signs of preventing it. One study suggests that an extra portion of fish every week can cut the risk of heart disease in half. Eating fish can improve your circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots. Eating fish as a regular part of a balanced diet has been shown to ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

If you would like to add more fish to your diet but are unsure of how to prepare it, these cookbooks will make your job much easier:

200 Best Canned Fish and Seafood Recipes: For Tuna, Salmon, Shrimp, Crab, Clams, Oysters, Lobster and More by Susan Sampson

Catch of the Day: a Fish Cookbook by Carol Cutler

The Coastal Living Cookbook: The Ultimate Recipe Collection for People Who Love the Coast by Coastal Living Magazine

Fish & Shellfish, Grilled & Smoked: 300 Foolproof Recipes for Everything from Amberjack to Whitefish by Karen Adler

Uncle Bubba’s Savannah Seafood by Earl “Bubba” Hiers

Lorraine Walker
Five Points West Regional Branch Library