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Three Myths About Seafood

Our most recent blog post discussed some major health benefits of eating seafood. Building off that, this time let’s discuss three common seafood myths and determine whether they are true or not. Seafood is a very popular meal choice, particularly during the summertime in Myrtle Beach, SC, but there are “reasons” that some people shy away from it. We are here to let you all know that seafood is a healthy meal choice, so let’s get started!

Myth #1: Fish are a poor source of vitamins

False. As discussed in our blog post about the health benefits of seafood, fish are a tremendous source of omega-3 fatty acids in addition to sever B vitamins. Many fish are also a great source for protein, and often at a minimal calorie intake. That’s a win-win!

Myth #2: You should limit your fish intake due to high mercury levels

False. For most adults, there is actually no risk to enjoying a diet that contains fish and other seafood. Certain fish do contain high-mercury levels, namely swordfish, king mackerel, shark and tilefish, but if you build your diet around other fish such as salmon, mahi-mahi or something else, you will have no reason to worry. For those who do love the previously mentioned fish, eating them in moderation is recommended. When you visit Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood in Myrtle Beach, SC, you’ll find that we do not carry the high-mercury fish in our restaurant. The way we see it, you’re here to eat is much as you can, so why should you have to worry about holding back?!

Myth #3: Stay away from seafood to keep your cholesterol low

False: While seafood can contain high cholesterol levels, it is very low in saturated fats. The cholesterol that the vast majority of seafood contains has very little effect on the blood cholesterol levels of the majority of people.

And there you have it! If you find yourself in Myrtle Beach, SC, do not be shy to indulge in an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. Trust us, they’re incredible. And if you want to save a little money at the same time, take a look at the coupons for Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood located on Kings Highway in the heart of Myrtle Beach, SC!