|SEAFOOD IS A GREAT CHOICE FOR YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.|
At The Boathouse we love seafood because it tastes delicious and can be prepared in so many creative ways. But there's another great reason to love seafood. Not only is seafood naturally good for you, but when prepared in health-conscious ways, it's a great choice for your lifestyle. The Boathouse has created the Westcoast Lifestyle section of the menu so you can easily identify choices when dining with us that fit your lifestyle needs.
In North America we have come to realize the importance of fish and seafood as part of a balanced diet. Research has proven that seafood is a great source of protein and is naturally low in fat. In addition, studies have shown a range of health benefits associated with eating seafood because of the essential fats, minerals and vitamins found in some fish and shellfish.
Scientific research consistently suggests that Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish provide tremendous health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and dementia, to boosting mood and brain development in young children. Also known as Essential Fatty Acids, Omega-3s play a vital role in cell development and growth. Since our bodies cannot make these essential fatty acids, we must get them from our diet. What a delicious challenge! Just look for fish such as salmon, halibut, tuna, cod and trout on our Today's Fresh Fish section or check out our Westcoast Lifestyle section of the menu.
In addition all our fish are Ocean Wise, which means that you are choosing to eat something that is not only good for you, but is also sustainable and ocean-friendly.
Healthy adults should aim for 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day. Children and seniors need less. Healthy adults should aim for 2,000 to 2,400 calories per day. Individual needs vary depending on age, activity level and gender. (Source: Health Canada)
|Recommended||No more than|
|Adult (71+ years)||1,750 to 2,200 kcal||1,200 mg||2,300 mg|
|Adult (51-70 years)||1,850 to 2,350 kcal||1,300 mg||2,300 mg|
|Adult (19-50 years)||2,000 to 2,700 kcal||1,500 mg||2,300 mg|
|Children (14-18 years)||2,100 to 2,900 kcal||1,500 mg||2,300 mg|
|Children (9-13 years)||1,600 to 2,250 kcal||1,500 mg||2,200 mg|
|Children (4-8 years)||1,350 to 1,750 kcal||1,200 mg||1,900 mg|
|Children (2-3 years)||1,250 to 1,350 kcal||1,000 mg||1,500 mg|
(Source: Health Canada)