Benefits of Eating More Fish

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Have you included fish in your grocery list this week? If not, consider some of the benefits of adding fish to your diet:

  • Great source of protein
  • Great source of omega-3 fatty acids for heart-health
  • Good source of Vitamin D (fatty fish such as chunk light tuna, sardines, salmon and trout)
  • Can improve your HDL “good” cholesterol
  • Brain health
  • Lower risk of cancer
  • Quick, delicious and easy to prepare

How much fish should we eat? According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, “A specific recommendation for at least 8 ounce-equivalents of seafood per week also is included for the 2,000-calorie level.” Therefore, we should try to include fish at least once or twice a week.

We can buy fish fresh, frozen or canned. There are many delicious and easy recipes to choose from. A couple of my favorites are “Fish Tacos with Avocado-Mango Salsa” and “Tuna Burgers” (Tip: salmon can be substituted for the tuna in this recipe).