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Include More Fish in Your Diet for Better Health

By Tom Herrin

When it comes to individual likes and dislikes, people are usually all over the place.  Some of this is likely to be due to what people have always eaten, and some of it may be due to some particular things about the food that may make it difficult for some to eat.  Liver and buttermilk are among the foods that always seem to be either on someone's list or not.  There is no in-between.  The next thing for many may be fish.  It appears that many people simply can't get past the smell, but fortunately there are all kinds of fish, so there may be something for everyone.

It May Protect People Against Heart Problems

Eating fish is believed to help to protect the heart.  This may be due to the wonders of omega-3 fatty acids.  Of the 40,000 male health professionals who participated in one study in which they ate one or more servings per week of fish, they had a 15 percent lower risk of heart disease.  There has been speculation for several years about the benefits of eating fish among those places in the world in which it is major source of protein.

It May Do Some Good Things for Children

Some things in relation to children may make people skeptical, but they are worth looking at.  A few studies have indicated that consumption of omega-3, or fish oil, may help to reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes in children.  Other studies have indicated that eating fish on a regular basis may help to lower the risk of asthma in children.  It may be enough to consider including fish on the menu on a regular basis for anyone with children.

It Tastes Good

Fish is one of those foods that can be eaten in all kinds of ways.  I always enjoy eating fish right out of a can.  Popping open a can of sardines is something I do quite often with some crackers.  A real favorite of our family is salmon with some kind of whipped dressing on crackers.  Either of these is an easy meal or snack.  We always like broiled fish.  It is light and easy to eat.  For those who don't really care for the taste or smell of fish, there are lots of things they can try.  For sure, fish is a healthy part of a meal.  If you don't eat it on a regular basis, it may be a good addition to try.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lone Tree, Colo.

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