Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Healthy New Year!

Friday, January 7th, 2011
Natural Smoked Haddock br/ low calorie, healthy - and very tasty!

Natural Smoked Haddock : low calorie, healthy - and very tasty!

A new year often means resolutions and good intentions for a healthier diet and lifestyle. So it has never been a better time to introduce more fish into your weekly diet. The Food Standards Agency recommends at least two portions a week in order to benefit from this great source of vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids.

It is also well known that fish is very good as part of a calorie controlled weight loss diet. For example, here is a selection of fish and their calories count.
Source: weightlossresources.co.uk

So whatever your resolutions, whether you are wanting to loose those extra festive pounds, or just get healthier, be sure to include fish. You can buy the freshest and tastiest fish from our online shop. And we have a great range of healthy lifestyle recipes to help you on your way too!

We wish you the best of luck with your resolutions and a very healthy and happy New Year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, December 31st, 2010
Happy New Year Fish Fanatics!

Happy New Year Fish Fanatics!

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends and customers a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our online shop in 2011 and help you add a delicious range of healthy and tasty fish and seafood delights to your freezer.

Thank you for your support and custom in 2010.

SMILE! Fish fights gum disease…

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Fish makes us smile too!

Fish makes us smile too!

The British Dental Health Foundation has today released the results of a study which shows that a diet full of fish goes a long way to protect people from gum disease.

The study suggested that the risk of gum disease is significantly reduced with the consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) which are found in fatty fish such as Salmon, Tuna, Trout, Herring, Sardines and Mackerel.

The diet of 182 adults were examined over a five year period for the research and it was found that those who consumed the highest amounts of fatty acids, were 30 percent less likely to develop gum disease and 20 percent less likely to develop periodontitis (severe gum disease).

And not forgetting of course the massive other health benefits of eating plenty of fish in your diet.

You can see the whole story here.

And you can stock up on the freshest, tastiest fish here!

Don’t forget - during November, we are offering 10% off all orders. Simply use the promotional code 10%NOV when you come to checkout.

Just another thing to smile about!

We can’t help you get a tan but….

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

… we can help you get more vitamin D.

Sunshine produces essential vitamin D - so does oily fish.

Sunshine produces essential vitamin D - so does oily fish.

Today the BBC ran a story about the fact that leaflets are to be handed out in Scotland urging people to make sure they get enough vitamin D. (You can read the whole story here.)

Doctors are concerned that people in Scotland are not getting enough of the vitamin from sunlight and are not topping up their levels with a healthy diet. It states that there is increasing evidence that a lack of vitamin D could be linked to cancer and multiple sclerosis and that doctors are also concerned about a rise in the bone disease rickets.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are apparently particularly at risk of vitamin D deficiency, along with children under five, the elderly, the housebound and people with darker skin.

About 10 to 15 minutes a day of sunshine is considered safe, but the report states that in Scotland the sun is only strong enough to provide vitamin D between April and September, and that if the body’s reserves of vitamin D run out during the winter, they need to be topped up from oily fish, eggs, meat or a supplement.

Given the weather we’ve been getting this year, we suspect that it’s not just our friends in Scotland that may be struggling. This is why we (and the Food Standards Agency as it happens!) think you should be eating at least 2 portions of fish a week, including at least one of the oily variety. The health benefits of fish are multiple, but oily fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel, can really help top up vitamin D on a cloudy day!

Visit our online shop today and get a free bottle of delicious sauce when you order over £60 worth of fish.

Fish can help you lose weight!

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

It’s true. Clever scientific people have said so!

exercise-and-fish-pic

We all know that the omega-3 rich oils in fish are very good for you - we talk about this on our website , but according to an anti-obesity study carried out by the Universty of South Australia a few years ago, these fish oils, combined with exercise can help improve the efficiency of exercise for weight loss.

Basically, volunteers who were given a diet rich in fish oil showed greater weight loss as compared to those who did not consume a fish oil diet. The conclusion was that exercise combined with the fish oil had a positive effect on the body shape and body composition of the participants.

Sooooo - as the summer months are fast approaching, and we are hoping that the weather will entice us to don rather less clothes, we at Fish Fanatics recommend you eat more fish, and do more exercise! (With advice from you doctor as appropriate of course :)).

We have some great offers still on til the end of April, including free delivery on orders over £30, so get ordering now!

Spring clean your diet …

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

salmon-steaks1Now the chocolatey indulgences of Easter are over, many people take a new look at their diets. After all - the summer holidays are just around the corner and the thought of donning the bikini or speedos can fill the bravest of hearts with fear!

The first cutback in the Spring diet is often fat. But not all fat is bad for you. To the contrary, some is very, very good for you. And vital in fact for good health.

Thankfully, there are some very tasty ways to get this healthy stuff. Oil rich fish - such as salmon, mackerel, sea bass and trout - contains Omega 3 fatty acids which is a type of polyunsaturated fat that protects the heart and circulation. This lessens the risk of heart disease by reducing blood clots and inflammation, improving blood vessel elasticity, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood fats and boosting ‘good’ cholesterol.

Omega 3 is also important in the development of the brain - in particular a baby’s brain. It is also reported that super omega 3 fatty acids can raise levels of the brain chemical serotonin and so can help to ease depression.

The list of benefits of Omega 3 go on and on. And to help you on the way, we have some great deals on our website. With free delivery on orders over £30 and organic salmon fillets now at just £4.95 (down from £7.45), there has never been a better time to start to add fish to your regular diet.