Surely you’ve heard fish is good for you (you know, lean protein, lots of nutrients, low-cal…you may even already know about the essential omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) which is essential for heart health. But there’s even MORE.
If you don’t love fish (say what? you must not have tried Harvest Select Catfish yet), don’t worry…most research says you can get away with 1-2 servings per week to reap big rewards. Like what, you ask?
- You’re So Vain.
Most of us DO care about our appearance. And sometimes in our efforts to stay lean, by sticking with a low-fat diet, we deprive our skin and hair of healthy fats. This can cause it to appear dull or dry. The omega-3s in fish are the perfect type of healthy fat that will keep your skin glowing and your tresses beautiful and shiny.
- Give Your Brain a Boost.
Eating fish can actually reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s. In fact, eating fish just once a week can preserve the part of the brain linked to memory and cognition. Fish eaten baked or broiled (sorry, fried not the best option) can aid in memory and learning and lower our risk of cognitive decline.
- Have a Healthy Heart.
Studies show that women who eat little to no fish have 50% more heart problems than those who eat fish once a week. That’s significant! Plus, the non-fish eaters have three times the risk of DISEASE. It’s a no-brainer.
- Beat the Blues.
When taken along with prescription antidepressant medications, studies show that the omega-3s in fish are more effective at treating depression than just the medication alone.
- Soak up the Sun.
Well, sort of. Saltwater fish is a great source of vitamin D, minus the harmful rays. Vitamin D is known to promote bone health, ward off disease, and cognitive decline. One small serving of salmon contains 75% of the daily recommended allowance.
- Yum. It’s Delicious!
With all those benefits it’s almost too good to be true, but fish can be prepared countless ways, and yes, healthy can be absolutely, undeniably, delicious. Grilled, baked, broiled, blackened, skewered–the options are endless.