Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Diet Food Swimming In Goodness
There's something fishy going on over here... and that's a good thing. Ask any health expert and they'll tell you to add fish to your diet. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (fatty fish to be specific) twice a week.In addition to being low in saturated fat and high in protein, fatty fishes such as albacore tuna, mackerel, salmon, trout and herring are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of arrhythmias, decrease triglyceride levels, decrease growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque and lower blood pressure. Fish is also rich in vitamins, nutrients and minerals, such as riboflavin (vitamin B2), calcium, phosphorus and iron, zinc, potassium, iodine, and magnesium. Of course, the Journal of American Medical Association can't say enough about the benefits of fish.