Weekly Wellness Tip – Lesson About Fish
Fish is a low-fat high quality protein that we should eat at least 2 times per week as a part of a healthy diet (according to the American Heart Association). Fish is filled with Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins (D, B2) and minerals (calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium – just to name a few) that can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Did you know that Omega-3 fatty acids aid in brain function and may reduce the following risks: inflammation, arthritis, depression, Alzheimer’s, dementia, diabetes.
Safest Fish (Least Mercury)
Enjoy these fish regularly
Mackerel (N. Atlantic, Chub)
Eat 6 servings or less per month
Bass (Striped, Black)
Croaker (White Pacific)
Weakfish (Sea Trout)
Eat 3 servings or less per month
Mackerel (Spanish, Gulf)
Sea Bass (Chilean)*
Tuna (Canned Albacore)
Tuna (Bigeye, Ahi)*
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