It's easy to fall into the same dinner routine from week to week. If you're tired of rotating between casseroles and various shapes of pasta, why not try adding fish to the menu?
Fish is a low fat and high quality protein, packed with vitamins and nutrients which can lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Fish is also an important source of omega-3 fatty acids, which:
Since our bodies don't produce omega-3 fatty acids, we have to get them through the food we eat. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in every kind of fish, but are especially high in fatty fish. Some good choices to eat are salmon, trout, sardines, herring, canned mackerel, canned light tuna, and oysters.
- Help maintain a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of sudden death, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes.
- Aid healthy brain function and infant development of vision and nerves during pregnancy.
- May decrease the risk of depression, ADHD, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and diabetes.
- May prevent inflammation and reduce the risk of arthritis.
The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice per week as part of a healthy diet. Here are 10 family-friendly recipes we found at Health Magazine that not only taste great, but are also packed with health benefits.
Start making fish a part of your dinner routine for this week. you're sure to be hooked!!