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Healthy Diets and Fish May Go Together

By Tom Herrin

Trying to find that special combination for making the diet a little healthier is an ongoing effort for most people.  The basics are always there, but finding the right foods to help boost the diet are not that difficult.  One of the easy ways is to simply add something that can help to improve the quality is to add fish.  It is one of the healthiest foods that anyone can eat.  While there are many people who believe they don't like fish, it has plenty of health benefits.  There are ways to eat some without having that fishy taste.  Adding it to a diet on a regular basis can have a great impact.

It May Reduce Depression

Depression seems to be a growing problem for people today.  Whether it is due to work, family, school, finances, or whatever, it appears to be widespread.  Studies have indicated that people who eat fish on a regular basis experience less depression.  In turn, it may be said they are happier.  There is also evidence that eating fish may make antidepressant medication more effective for those who take it.  The omega-3 fatty acids are believed to play a significant role here.

It Can Be a Good Source of Vitamin D

A deficiency in Vitamin D is thought to affect more than 40 percent of the population.  The most common source of this for many is the sun.  When people cannot get enough sun, they need to obtain it from foods.  Fish and its products may be one of the best ways to get this.  The fatty fish tend to have the highest content of it.  A 4-ounce serving of salmon is thought to contain 100 percent of the daily recommended amount of this vitamin.

It Can Make Good Meals

I have seldom seen kids who did not like fish sticks.  Our family enjoys eating fish frequently.  Broiled, baked, or grilled, it can be a really healthy meal.  When I want a quick meal or snack, I will open a can of sardines and have it with crackers.  As a family lunch, we often have tuna or salmon.  It can be a light meal with plenty of protein.  Finding ways to eat fish and like it can do lots for building health.  Experiment a little and discover your family's favorite way to have it.  It will be worth the effort.  

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

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