Enjoy The Fish That Tastes Like Butter To Achieve Your Healthy Weight Loss
Posted Mar 17 2010 11:08am
Alaska Black Cod, also known as Butterfish or Sablefish, can be a delicious part of your healthy diet plan.
Alaska Black Cod is a truly healthy food, being low in calories while offering high quality protein and essential fatty acids. If you have been looking for one great fish that gives you the most in both flavor and Omega 3 fatty acids, then you have found it in Alaska Black Cod.
Did you know that it can contain up to 50% more Omega 3 fats (EPA and DHA) than salmon? Black Cod is generally harvested in the icy waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Out of all the available cod filets, it is one of the highest in terms of quality. Its firm texture means it can be prepared in many different ways, including sauteeing, steaming, baking, or poaching. Alaska Black Cod has become a delicacy in some parts of the world because it has a sweet taste and flaky texture. In fact, the nickname "Butterfish" refers to the way it will melt in your mouth when it is prepared correctly.
You’ve already learned that Sablefish is a great source of Omega 3 fats and high quality protein, but it adds even more nutrition with its phosphorous, iron, zinc, and calcium. The fats in Sablefish are highly polyunsaturated and thus well suited for lower cholesterol diets. When you enjoy 1 serving (4 ounces) of this delicious fish, you will give your body 1.5 grams of the essential fatty acid Omega 3. We continue to learn more about the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids and other essential fats from new research. In fact, this component of your healthy eating plan can help lower cholesterol, combat inflammation, jump-start your metabolism to burn more fat, and control blood sugars to prevent diabetes risk. This is why consuming fish or fish oil supplements is so important for your health.
As for Alaska Black Cod, it has recently become popular with consumers. Its sustainability, however, is not at risk, and Alaska boasts the biggest population of black cod in the world. This means there is one downside to Alaska Black Cod. It must be shipped from Alaska to all parts of the world, making it expensive in restaurants and for grocery stores to carry. If you can’t find it in your local store and you don’t want to go out to a fancy dinner to enjoy it, another option is to have it shipped to your house.
If this Butterfish sounds delicious and healthy but you can’t afford to incorporate it into your healthy eating plan, choose another fish such as salmon that provides the same benefits of high quality protein and essential fatty acids. Or forget the fish altogether and choose a convenient capsule form of Omega 3 fats.