There is this restaurant slash bar that holds a mullet tossing contest or some such thing every year. Maybe they don’t do it anymore. I can’t really say because, frankly, I have to ask: what is the point, man? What is the point of grasping a fish like mullet and throwing it raw into air so that it lands upon the sugary white sandy beaches of Northwest Florida when if you cooked that very same fish it would be so much more beneficial? What is the point, man? Here are some good points to make when you are asked why bother eating mullet instead of tossing it.
Protein is actually a word used to describe a collection of various amino acids that work together to enhance your body’s health and wellness. Protein makes muscles stronger and fingernails less brittle. A filet of mullet provides you with nearly 50% of the protein you need in a day and that in itself sounds pretty darn good. But you need to keep in mind that not all protein figures you see on a nutrition label are created equal. And the protein that makes up that filet of mullet stands head and shoulders above many other offerings. Mullet scores 148 on the amino acid test of protein quality where a score of 100 is considered complete. This means that eating mullet not only provides you with nearly half the protein you need in a day, but that the protein it delivers features significant amounts of all the amino acids that make up protein, including arginine, tyrosine and tryptophan. Add mullet to your diet on a regular basis and you will actually improve the quality and efficiency of every single cell on your body. Makes you think twice about tossing mullet so cavalierly, doesn’t it? Provided, that is, that you ever thought even once about tossing mullet.
You catch a mullet, filet the sucker and cook it over a dry heat and by the time you are done you have ingested nearly two-thirds of the selenium you are recommended to get in a day. You may not be familiar with selenium as it not one of the glamour minerals you should get like iron or potassium. That does not mean it you should let it get away. Studies have linked low levels of selenium to increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Selenium may also carry the formidable antioxidant power of reducing levels of bad cholesterol in the body which in turn lessens the risk of developing coronary disease.
Eat a mullet and you just may be able to remember that a mullet has never, ever, for anyone anywhere been a flattering hairstyle. Vitamin B6 may have the power to improve memory; at least there does appear to be evidence that reduced levels of vitamin B6 may be more prevalent among the elderly who exhibit memory loss than among those who retain strong memories. And, really, why not choose to add to your diet a food that helps you remember why you never want to get a mullet haircut?