Think of Omega-3 fats as Nature’s best performance enhancers. They give cardio-pulmonary and anti-inflammatory benefits to athletes, while actually improving long-term health. They can help you manage weight.
The best way to deliver these essential fatty acids is not by capsule supplements, but by eating a steady diet of fish. Fish, supplying you with omega 3s, should be a key part of the nutrition program that helps you become fit, fast, and powerful.
But unless you live in a fishing village or next door to a top-notch seafood shop, you may be hesitant about selecting the right type of fish, unsure about where to purchase them, and in addition may want help turning fish portions into delicious meals. EatFish provides this for you; the right types of fish, sourced from the best-quality fisheries, packaged ready to turn into fantastic, delicious meals.
Omega 3 supports a healthy heart
and cardiovascular health
EPA & DHA are important for brain
Your retinal cells require Omega 3 for
visual function and fluidity
Fish is good for you. You know this, having heard for years about the heart-health benefits associated with eating fish.
There have been many studies confirming this understanding since the 1980s, as well as research indicating performance and health advantages in a variety of areas. We have catalogued some of the studies and articles that detail why it’s so good for you. For some, this may serve as a starting point for more in-depth study into particular facet of omega-3 research.
First, a brief description of the three types of omega-3 fatty acids, referred to as alpha-linolenic, EPA, and DHA. The term omega-3 is derived from the double bond at the third carbon atom from the end of the carbon chain in each of these fatty acid types. Alpha-linolenic acid is a chain of 18 carbon atoms and is found in plant oils. These are typically consumed via seeds (for example, flaxseed, chia), nuts (walnuts, almonds) and common vegetable oils. EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) are chains of 20 and 22 carbon atoms and are the fatty acids associated with fish consumption. The presence of each have been linked to both our mental and physical health, and deficiencies in either have been noted in common key human disease ranging from cardiac disease to cognitive decline. DHA in particular is a primary component of the brain, cerebral cortex, retina, skin and testes.
Omega-3 fatty acids are called essential fatty acids because they cannot be synthesized by the human body. Humans and other mammals have a limited ability to convert one of these fatty acids in to the another (EPA and DHA), but fish are much better at making this conversion. Dietary fish provides a way for humans to boost their levels of EPA and DHA.
So when we talk about Omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish, we are essentially talking about EPA and DHA. What is the best source of these key fatty acids?
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We guarantee that our seafood is as fresh as you can get, and it'll be at your door within 36 hours of leaving the sea. It all comes vacuum packed so that there'll be no nasty fishy smells anywhere in the kitchen. Our seafood is never frozen, it is ready to cook or pop in to the freezer. All our seafood comes deboned, skinned and filleted by hand by our expert fishmongers.
The contents of the seafood boxes will change with the seasons. This takes the pressure off the overfished species and gives them time to grow throughout the year.
At EatFish, we believe that sustainable is best. This means that we only work with fishermen that use sustainable fishing methods, so that there will still be delicious Scottish seafood for us all to enjoy in years to come. We care about our oceans and it's our top priority to protect them.
We are passionate about making it easier for you to enjoy fresh seafood on a regular basis. Our "flexiship" service means that you can enjoy the cooking part without the hassle of trying to source fresh seafood. Also, by placing consistent orders with our independent fishermen, guarentees us access to sustainable, high quality seafood that supports our oceans.
Our "flexiship" service gives you complete control, meaning there is no minimum term and you can change your deliveries to suit your schedule. Going on holiday or just fancy a seafood break? Simply email us at email@example.com or text EATFISH to 075206 15300 and we'll take care of it!
We deliver across the UK on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. You can select your Seafood Box to be delivered on any of these days weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Deliveries typically arrive between 9am-5pm.
Remote areas in the UK, we deliver to on Thursdays and Fridays.
You can change your delivery dates or address at any time by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org, texting EATFISH to 075206 15300 or calling 0141 380 8020.
Don't worry! If you are not home during delivery, our courier will drop the box off at your front door (or wherever you specify in your Delivery Notes).
If you live in an area where a box could not be easily left, we suggest one of the following solutions:
-Provide the address of a helpful neighbour who will be home during the delivery window and can accept the package for you.
-Have the box delivered to your workplace.
-Have the box delivered to a nearby business or restaurant that won't mind you picking up the box at a later time that day.
You can change your delivery notes are address any time by emailing us 24 hours before your delivery date on email@example.com or text EATFISH to 075 206 15300 or call 0141 380 8020.
We will send you a notification 48 hours before your delivery, giving you plenty of time to make any changes that you need to.
You can pay by credit/debit card, and with our "flexiship" service, you don't have to re-order a box as we debit your account and send your box straight to you for you to enjoy. For example, if you choose a fortnightly box to be delivered on a Wednesday, every second Wednesday you will receive your Seafood Box.
Your account will be billed 48 hours before delivery and you will recieve an SMS reminder giving you time to re-direct your delivery. You can change or pause your Seafood Box at any time by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org or text EATFISH to 075 206 15300.
Discovering delicious new fish is one of the things that makes EatFish so enjoyable, and we encourage you to take an adventure with us and enjoy trying new seafood. Sustainability is our main focus, so by changing the contents of your seafood box with the seasons, it takes the pressure off the overfished species and gives them time to grow throughout the year. We want to ensure there will still be fish for us to eat in years to come.
We are here to help, so if there is something you really don't like or really love, simply email us at email@example.com or text EATFISH to 075 206 15300 and we will sort it out for you.
Most importantly, never let your seafood stay out for too long. Once you receive your Seafood Box, be sure to put everything in your refrigerator or freezer as soon as possible.
Here's a few tips for maximising lifespan and freshness:
- Refrigerating Fish: Place fish in the coldest part of your refirgerator - often the bottom drawer - to maintain freshness.
- Refrigerating Shellfish: Fresh Shellfish needs to be kept alive, do not store them in airtight containers. Place in the refrigerator covered with damp paper towels or cloth to keep them nice and moist.
- Freezing Fish: Place in the coldest part of your freezer, allowing as large a surface area as possible to be exposed to cold air. To thaw, place fish in a covered pan in the refrigerator for 24 hour. To thaw quickly, place the fish in a watertight bag in a sink with cool running water for 30 minutes per pound.
- Freezing Shellfish: Not recommended unless you have a commercial freezer - you need to freeze below 0°F. Remove shellfish from shell and immediately place them in a shallow waterproof container. Freeze for up to 1 month. Before use, allow to completely thaw in the refrigerator.