If Something Seems “Fishy” It’s Not Always a Bad Thing!

August 19, 2015

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Are You Eating Enough Fish?
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Are You Eating Enough Fish? 

Did you know that the American Heart Association  recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week?  Why? It is because the omega-3 fatty acids that are found in in fish can help reduce the risk of heart disease! This is especially beneficial towards people who have a high risk of cardiovascular disease.  What exactly are omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats that protect against the development of erratic cardiac rhythm disturbances, lower blood pressure, lower heart rate,  lower triglycerides, improve blood vessel function, and may reduce inflammation throughout the body.  

The benefits that come from eating fish are essential in maintaining a healthy heart. 

Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, lake trout, sardines, herring, and tuna contain the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids.  The best way to enjoy your fish is baking/grilling it and adding seasonings like spices, herbs, or lemon juice to enhance the flavors of your fish.  My favorite omega-3 filled dish is a tuna salad mixed with mashed avocado and Greek yogurt.  A healthy and delicious combination! More heart healthy recipes can be found here

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