Health Benefits of Snapper
Chimichurri Snapper in all its Glory
Snapper, among one of the healthiest fish, paired with Timoti’s vibrant green chimichurri sauce is a can’t-miss flavor combination. Packed with beneficial nutrients, our wild-caught Snapper is quite the treat with its mildly sweet taste and lean, firm texture. Chimichurri is a tangy herbal sauce originating in Argentinian cuisine. Consisting of parsley, garlic, vinegar and red pepper flakes, it takes the flavor profile of this dish to the next level. Snapper is highly sought after and considered one of the Gulf of Mexico’s signature fish, which will come as no surprise after learning about its great flavor and health benefits.
Aids in a healthy metabolism
Eating Snapper helps with weight management by increasing the body’s metabolism with its high concentration of potassium. The potassium in Snapper activates the enzymes needed for energy metabolism. A diet lacking in adequate potassium levels may increase your chance of stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and kidney stones.
Snapper is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Thanks to those fatty acids, The American Heart Association says eating fish regularly may significantly decrease your risk of heart disease, atherosclerosis and high blood cholesterol.
A smooth digestion equals a good food absorbing process. The nutrients in Snapper aid in inflammation and increase the food absorption to the blood stream and other organs, leaving you with smooth digestion and decreased risk of stomach problems.
All the healthy nutrients in Snapper (such as Vitamin A, selenium, Omega-3 fatty acids and potassium) are why the fish is considered brain food! Consuming fish like Snapper will stimulate cognitive functions and boost the health of the nervous system.
Increases White blood cells + Thyroid health
Snapper contains nearly 70% of the amount of selenium recommended in a 2,000 calorie diet. Not only is it a huge supporter of white blood cell function (Increases the number of white blood cells produced by the body) but it is also required for the Thyroid gland to work properly. Selenium is an extremely important antioxidant that we don’t hear enough about for its ability in preventing free radical compounds from causing DNA damage, arthritis, cancer and heart disease.
Try Chimicurri Snapper today!
Keep your eye out for this chimichurri-elevated, nutrient-rich fish dish at any of our three locations in Nocatee, Five Points and Fernandina Beach!