6 smart reasons to eat more fish

As we celebrate World Health Day, let’s take a look at why fish really is the reel deal…

Pure and simple: it’s good for you

Fish is a powerhouse of health benefits – it’s low in calories and high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and, even if you’re not a huge fan, you only need to eat it once or twice a week to reap the rewards.

In your right mind: it’s brain food

Fish – especially the oily varieties (think salmon, sardines, tuna, barramundi and mackerel) – is rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. These compounds help your body to build brain cell membranes... which basically means fish makes you smarter (they don’t swim around in schools for nothing, you know).

Without missing a beat, it’s brilliant for your heart too

Turns out omega-3 fatty acids (yup, those guys again) are pretty great when it comes to heart health. They’ve been linked to stabilising irregular rhythms, improving blood pressure and preventing blood clots, all factors that, if left unseen to, can contribute to heart failure.

Go, go, go fish!

Short on time? Stumped for ideas? Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty fish pie, grilled fish skewers or gourmet fish finger sandwich, you’re guaranteed to not be spending too much time in the kitchen.

In fact, here’s a step-by-step video to prove just how simple a fish supper can be. This time, salmon:

Catch of the day

If you suddenly feel like a delicious fish dish (and who could blame you, really), you’ll be glad to know fresh barramundi has just landed in store. We source them safely and sustainably (just like our salmon), and, thanks to their firm, meaty texture they work well when baked, fried, roasted and poached – tonight’s dinner just got a shoal lot easier.