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Include Fish in Your Diet for Your Health

By Tom Herrin

Improving diet does not always require major changes in what people do.  The choices they make can impact many things having to do with their health and well-being.  Doing some fine tuning may be as simple as adding a few minor things.  One of the easiest things to do is to eat fish.  Adding it to a diet may be able to have a positive effect on people of all ages, and it may support health in ways that many may never realize.  It can be a great source of protein and can replace some of the foods, in a few meals, that can potentially cause some health issues.

It May Provide Plenty of Nutrients

People eat for a variety of reasons, the main one is obviously so they will not be hungry.  Eating meals on a schedule is usually good.  This can help to maintain a steady supply of nutrients at regular intervals.  When they look for meals with adequate nutrition, many look at some of the more traditional meats.  Fish is packed with nutrients.  It has iodine, minerals, and vitamins.  It is also high in protein.  Something that gets quite a bit of attention is omega-3 fatty acids.  They are found mostly in fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, etc.  There is a bucket list of benefits attributed to these.

It May Help Prevent Asthma in Kids

Fish is believed to have some benefits that may have lifelong aftereffects.  Asthma is a problem that seems to be increasing in its presence.  It can disrupt people's lives and activities.  Some studies have shown that while eating fish has no effect on adults with this condition, it was shown that children who eat fish regularly have a 24 percent lower chance of developing asthma.  That is certainly enough reason to serve fish more often.

It May Help Improve Sleep

A lot of people have problems with sleep.  I know only too well.  We may fill our schedules with so many things that we have trouble slowing down our thoughts and minds, or we may simply have trouble with our routine.  Whichever the case may be, sleep problems can make us miserable and tired.  It is believed that Vitamin D, or a lack of it, may be part to the problem.  A small study of middle-aged men who ate salmon three times per week showed improvements in sleep and daily functioning.  It may be another reason to include it in your diet.

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