Research shows that Americans tend to eat more meat than fish in fact 100lb a year compared to 7lb. However eating fish is viewed to be the single best dietary change to reduce our risk of heart disease. In particular oily fish such as salmon that are rich in omega 3 known to protect the eyes, slow down the rate at which cells age, lower triglycerides and blood pressure and decrease the risk of arrhythmias. Eating fish appears to also have a better effect than obtaining omega 3 from plant sources and supplements.
Women who consume more fish have a 34% lower risk of heart disease. Fish is lean, high in vitamin A, iron and protein and low in saturated fat.
- Choose wild caught fish it is often higher in omega 3, and lower in pollutants
- Choose sustainable sources of fish
- Have fun and look through our recipe blog for many fun ways to cook it.