Nutrition

omega-3

Omega-3s have gained huge attention, and rightly so with their growing list of health benefits. Still, most Americans are deficient in Omega-3s, especially the two most functionally important fatty acids, DHA and EPA. That’s right – there are different types of Omega-3s and not all share the same health benefits. ALA is the short chain fatty acid that comes from plant-based foods while DHA and EPA are the long chain fatty acids found in marine sources. It is the DHA and EPA in particular that thousands of clinical research trials have shown to have extensive health benefits.

From improving brain development in early life to reducing risk of depression (including postpartum depression) to helping prevent heart attacks and strokes in later life, there’s a healthy reason for people at every age to boost their intake of DHA/EPA. That’s why the American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice per week. Our entrees and soups are an easy and delicious way to get your dose of Omega-3s.

Protein

Fishpeople products are packed with high-quality protein, an essential nutrient for everyone, especially those living an active lifestyle. The protein in our soups, entrees, and fillets will boost and maintain your energy and alertness (without the excess, empty calories to weigh you down or leave you drowsy). Plus, studies have shown protein to be more satiating and keep you full longer than other macronutrients, supporting healthy weight management and preserving lean body mass.

But when it comes to protein, think quality, not just quantity. In fact, most Americans actually consume more protein than their body even requires, but they tend to rely on lower quality and less sustainable sources to hit their daily intake. Common animal proteins (e.g. chicken, beef, pork, and eggs) contain fewer healthy Omega-3s (DHA/EPA) and generally more PCB contaminants compared to Pacific Coast wild-caught seafood.

Calories

Not all calories are created equal. Each serving of Fishpeople entrees and soups is nutrient dense. That means we efficiently pack high quality protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals into every ounce. So rather than spending money and wasting calories on food that will leave you feeling hungry or tired an hour later, you can fill up and stay satisfied with just one energy-packed meal. The bottom line: More nutrients + fewer calories = more bang for your bite!

That’s not all. Here at Fishpeople, we pride ourselves on sourcing and delivering only clean calories. That means we use high quality, real ingredients in our premium seafood entrees, bisques and chowders and skip the artificial colors, sweeteners, and preservatives that are running wild in many packaged meals. With Fishpeople, you get real food. Plain and simple.

Gluten Free

Every day, more Americans are choosing to avoid gluten, whether it’s due to celiac, an intolerance, or simply to feel their best. But we know this is not an easy dietary commitment. Here at Fishpeople, we want to make your life a little easier (and tastier too). So if you’re tired of saying no to the foods you love (including many soups and packaged meals), we are happy to present several ways for you to say, “Yes!”

Several of our products have been tested and found no trace of gluten. That means you can enjoy our soups and entrees with your favorite gluten-free vegetables and whole grains, such as asparagus, sweet potatoes, quinoa, and more. Please note, however, that our kitchens are not yet certified gluten-free, so if you are strictly celiac, it is best to consult with your healthcare provider first.

Low Mercury

While all seafood has traces of mercury, most people don’t realize they consume far more mercury from non-seafood sources (e.g. wine, tea, chicken, beef, dairy, white bread and rice). As an added bonus, seafood happens to be one of the highest sources of selenium, an essential mineral that naturally protects the body against potential harm from mercury. It’s no wonder that experts, after an in-depth analysis of credible studies on seafood toxicity, have concluded that the benefits of seafood outweigh potential risks, especially for women of childbearing age.

And as if that’s not enough, we have pushed our food safety standards to the highest level by sourcing Pacific Coast seafood, which contains lower levels of mercury and higher levels of selenium compared to other national brands. And we never include seafood that is highest in mercury (e.g. shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish).