Lean and Green Tilapia
The Lean and Green Tilapia topped with a Garlic Lemon Sauce. Tilapia is ultra lean, low calorie and full of nutrients. Because tilapia is such a lean protein, 2 healthy fats are added for optimal balance of healthy fats and proteins. Following the guidelines of Lean and Green meals, it has a 7 oz. protein serving for tilapia. Our Garlic Lemon Tilapia meal contains 13 grams of fat, 12 carbs, and 8 net carbs.
A few benefits of Tilapia
- Cancer Fighting – Selenium, found in Tilapia can fight free radical activity which is dangerous for your health. Therefore, it fights oxidative stress in your body. Like antioxidants, selenium can destroy cancerous cells as well. Although you can take selenium in a supplement, it is best to consume this awesome nutrient from a natural source like tilapia to maximize the benefits. However, further studies are underway to identify how selenium can inhibit mutation of cancerous cells.
- Weight Loss- Over-weight individuals can add tilapia into their diet without giving it a second thought. The fish merely has 36% calories and zero fats. It could also become a safe source to obtain proteins which you need to strengthen muscles. Apart from this, other nutrients in Tilapia will keep your body energized. Be careful, however, avoid farm raised catfish. Wild caught tilapia is much leaner than farm raised and should be avoided on the Ideal Protein diet. Ideal4UMeals uses only wild caught tilapia.
- Immune System- Your immune system protects your body from potential diseases so, a strong immunity can do wonders for your health. However, you need plenty of nutrients to assist your immune system. Nutrients in Tilapia function to strengthen your immune system when you consume the fish on a regular basis.
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