Best Fish Choices for Weight Loss

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 in health benefits

If you ask a group of people to name their favorite fish entrees, you will probably hear a whole host of fish names from halibut, scrod, salmon, cod, and the list goes on and on.  In addition, the news on the health benefits of fish is fantastic, but how do you know which one is good for not just your heart and brain but your waistline as well? Face it, when it comes to fish, there are lots of options and many different ways to prepare.  Let’s discuss some of the best choices when it comes to fish for weight loss.

One thing is certain, regularly eating seafood as part of a healthy diet can do wonders for your weight loss goals, so long as you choose the right kind. The research team at Eat This Not That recently reported on some of the best fish to eat when you are watching your diet carefully.  Here are the results:

  • Halibut – Fiber and nutrient rich, Halibut tops the list of most satiating foods as well taste factor.  This white fish fills people more and has an impressive protein content and influence on serotonin, one of the key hormones responsible for appetite signals.
  • Oysters – This yummy delicacy is a natural wight loss aid.  A half dozen order will set you back a mere 43 calories (the equivalent of a single Saltine cracker!), and provide 21 percent of your recommended daily allowance for iron, deficiencies of which have been linked to a significant increase in fat gene expression. Oysters are also a great source of zinc, which is associated with the “Hunger” hormone.
  • Salmon (wild) – While salmon has a high calorie and fat content, studies suggest the oily fish may be one of the best for weight loss. A study in the International Journal of Obesity found that eating three 5-ounce servings of salmon per week for four weeks as part of a low-calorie diet resulted in approximately 2.2 pounds more weight lost than following a equip-calorie diet that didn’t include fish. Wow!  Go fish!
  • Light Tuna – This affordable canned fish has a great source of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). One study in the Journal of Lipid Research showed that omega 3 fatty acid supplementations had the profound ability to turn off abdominal fat genes.

For more information on eating fish that will help improve you weight follow this link to Eat This Not That.