Eating Fatty Fish Could Have Health Benefits


 

Salmon Steak with Fresh VeggiesWhen you’re working to lose weight and improve your overall health, it’s important to add healthy, delicious foods to your diet. If you’re not eating fatty fish, it may be time to begin adding it to your diet once or twice a week. Why start eating fatty fish? Here’s a few of the potential health benefits you can enjoy.

Reducing Risk of Chronic Disease

Keeping your ticker healthy is important, and eating fatty fish could help you improve your heart health, reducing the risk of having a heart attack. Some studies show that eating one or two servings of fatty fish weekly can reduce your chance of dying from heart disease by more than 33%. Researchers believe that it’s the combination of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients in fish can help improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and heart disease by lowering blood pressure, decreasing triglyceride levels, and decreasing the risk of abnormal heart rhythms.

Not only can fatty fish offer some great heart health benefits, some studies show that eating fatty fish once or twice each week may also reduce your risk of other chronic conditions. The omega-3s may be responsible for lowering the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and even depression.

What Type of Fish Should You Eat?

What type of fish should you eat if you want to enjoy the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids? Some of the best options to add to your diet include salmon, sardines, herring, tuna, and lake trout. These fish are all high in omega-3 fatty acids. However, many other types of seafood may also include omega-3s, making them a great addition to your diet. Keep in mind, some types of fish, such as catfish and tilapia, may not be the best choices because they are higher in unhealthy fatty acids.

 

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