We. Love. Fish. We love it so much that we’ve made several signature dishes that incorporate ahi tuna, shrimp, and salmon. We also love nutrition, which is why we want to talk about the many benefits of having fish in your diet and dispel some common concerns regarding this delectable treat. There’s no reason you can’t treat yourself to the best poke bowls in Clearwater Beach: the Ono Bowl, Apikai Bowl, and Kilauea Bowl from Kaia Bowls.
Protein With Fins
Fish is incredibly nutritious for you, but don’t take our advice. Take the advice of the FDA and EPA. They note that fish-friendly diets are “part of a healthy eating pattern” with potential heart health benefits. It may also lower the risk of obesity, which is important for those trying to make gains, stay fit, and live a lifestyle they can be proud of. A key component of that is eating the right amount of protein. Fish is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Tuna, for example, is “an almost pure-protein food” while remaining low in fat and calories.
In addition to being packed with protein, fish provides healthy omega-3 fats, vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, selenium, zinc, and iodine. In fact, fish contains “more vitamin B12 and Vitamin D than any other type of food.” Instead of grabbing an energy drink shot, maybe you should try a bite of our Apikai Bowl. This fresh salmon bowl comes with avocado, scallions, pickled and crispy onions, mango, edamame, and jalapeño to give it that extra kick.
Keeping Track of Mercury
Mercury levels are the chief concern for people with a fish-centric diet. The FDA and EPA advise that adults eat two to three servings of fish from their “Best Choices” list. Children under four should eat only one ounce of fish per serving. They can eat four ounces by age 11. Both shrimp and salmon are on the “Best Choices” list, so have at it. By keeping these numbers in mind, there’s no reason why you can’t regularly enjoy the best poke bowls in Clearwater.
Moms and Their Little Mackerels
Despite what you might have heard, yes, you can eat fish while pregnant or breastfeeding. In fact, our friends at the FDA and EPA recommend it. “Fish and other protein-rich foods have nutrients that can help your child’s growth and development.” Pregnant and breastfeeding women still need to watch out for mercury in their diets and their children’s diets, but it’s clear that fish is a healthy choice that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Try One of Our Signature Poke Bowls!
We’ve already mentioned our Apikai Bowl, but have you tried our Ono Bowl and Kilauea Bowls? Our Ono Bowl features ahi tuna and comes with nori, avocado, grape tomato, cucumber, and candy cane beets. There’s also our Kilauea Bowl that features shrimp along with watermelon radish, mango, nori, avocado, scallions, corn, and pickled red onions. Whatever your speed, we’ve got a bowl for you. Stop by Kaia Bowls or order delivery for the best poke bowls in Clearwater Beach!
And hey, there’s always chicken.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute health advice and is not intended to be a substitute for professional dietary counsel.