Invictus Games and the power of seafood

Sat 16th September 2017
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The 2017 Invictus Games starts on Saturday 23rd September and will be running until Saturday 30th September. The games are an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick military personnel. The competitors are men and women who have come face-to-face with the reality of making a sacrifice for their country.

I often write about how good seafood is for you, be it mentally or physically. With the athletes who compete in the Invictus Games, they have overcome situations and live with injuries that are only nightmares for us regular Joes.

We at Fish is the Dish towers can’t wait to see how our British and Northern Irish team do over in Toronto.

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Of course, making sure they keep up their strength mentally and physically is really important and eating seafood twice a week is a great way to go about this. Omega-3 which is found in oily fish contributes to keeping brain function normal. Iron, zinc and iodine which are found in different kinds of fish play a role in supporting normal cognitive function, i.e. a person’s ability to process thoughts, remember and understand things, and learn new information.

A B vitamin called pantothenic acid, which can be found in anchovies, crab and lobster, supports normal mental performance.

Seafood is so easy to fit around your workout too. You can rustle up a tuna sandwich, have a prawn salad, scampi tacos or seafood fajitas and take it with you. 

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By eating seafood, you can help counteract potential damage from exercise. Many varieties of fish provide anti-oxidant nutrients including selenium, copper and vitamin E. For instance crab, crayfish and langoustine!

Find out all the benefits of seafood in our nutritional A to Z of fish!

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