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Healthy Eating with Trout

Many people now know that eating two portions of oily fish each week provides essential vitamins and fatty acids that are an important part of a healthy diet, though many people do not realise that Trout is in fact an oily fish.

It’s easy to make a positive change to your diet with a great range of recipes from the British Trout Association, whose members include trout farms in East Lothian and elsewhere in Scotland, Yorkshire and the south of England.

As well as being a great source of protein, Trout is rich in omega-3 which helps to prevent heart disease, as well as vitamin A and D and selenium. Furthermore, for those watching their waistline, Trout is lower in calories than many other oily fish, including Salmon and Mackerel.

Versatile and delicious, British Trout is widely available in supermarkets across the country available whole, filleted or smoked. Trout is also kinder on your pocket, being priced more competitively than other oily fish.

The British Trout Association has developed a host of great recipes from quick and easy midweek suppers such as Trout and Broccoli Pasta to impressive dinner party dishes including Roast Trout with Horseradish Sauce.

Nutritional information (sourced from Food Standards Authority)
Omega 3 – These fatty acids have been shown to help protect against coronary heart disease.
Vitamin A – Helps to maintain healthy skin, strengthen immunity to infection and help vision.
Vitamin D – Helps to promote healthy bones and teeth.
Selenium – Plays an important role in our immune system’s function, in thyroid hormone metabolism and in reproduction. It is also part of the body’s antioxidant defence system, preventing damage to cells and tissues.

For further information please visit www.britishtrout.co.uk.

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