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Why You Should Eat More Fish

By Sara Butler

Fish is a very good source of lean protein in the diet. It’s also filled with other nutrients your body needs to work at its very best, such as omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, fish is good for every part of your body. But many people don’t eat enough of it! If you need more convincing to eat more fish, here are just a few of the benefits eating fish can provide for you.

Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Fish consumption has been linked with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, probably due to the omega-3 fatty acids. They help to protect your heart, lower your risk of chronic disease, and reduce inflammation, which researchers are beginning to understand may be the underlying cause of many chronic diseases.

Fish consumption has also been linked to lower risk of heart failure because of the omega-3 fatty acids.

Improves Eye Health

Speaking of omega-3 fatty acids, they’re also good for your eye health and vision. Eating more fish will help your eyes to maintain health and function because of the healthy fats they contain.

May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Fish is really good for your brain. In fact, studies have found that moderate seafood consumption may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It has been found that regularly consuming fish will help you to have more grey matter in your brain, reducing brain shrinkage and deterioration, both of which are associated with Alzheimer’s.

It’s Full of Vitamin D

The National Institutes of Health have reported that fish is an excellent source of Vitamin D and may even be one of the best sources of Vitamin D you can eat. Vitamin D helps your body to better absorb calcium, which helps your bones to grow and stay strong. That’s why adding more fish to your diet can help you get enough Vitamin D.

It Can Help You Sleep

Move over turkey, because fish is in the house! If you have trouble falling asleep and staying that way, eating more fish can help you find dreamland. Increased consumption of fish has been linked to better sleep quality, probably because of the amounts of Vitamin D in fish, which functions as a natural sleep aid.

Fish is good for you, so don't be afraid to try new varieties and dishes for your health!

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