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Fish May Be a Keeper in Your Diet

By Tom Herrin

Most people are open to changes and ways to help improve their diets.  If there is a  problem, it is that they simply get a little fixed in their overall likes and dislikes.  This may mean that they decided long ago some of the foods that they can't bring themselves to eat.  One of those that can really be a great addition to a diet is fish.  It can make a diet a little healthier by just adding it in one or two times per week.  The impact can be quite significant.  It is one of those foods that should be added in early so that children can develop a taste for it at a younger age.

It May Help Protect the Heart

There may be a general feeling that people who eat fish as a major part of their diets have fewer problems with their hearts.  Many cultures in which fish plays a big role in diet seem to have healthier hearts.  In a study of more than 40,000 men who ate fish at least one time per week, participants were shown to have a 15 percent less risk of heart disease.  This number is nothing to ignore.  It may be enough reason to try adding fish to the diet.

It May Help Protect the Eyes

There seems to be a consensus that eating fish is good for the eyes.  There are indications that it may help prevent macular degeneration.  Many people are advised to eat fish to prevent some of the vision loss that is so common as people age.  It may be a rather painless way of protecting the eyes.  Some eye doctors seem to recommend eating fish or taking fish oil products on a daily basis.  The supplements are an easy thing to take.

It Can Make Some Good Meals

In our home, we all enjoy eating fish of almost any kind.  We like to eat it baked, broiled, or grilled with some vegetables that are often cooked in the same way.  Fish is generally light and nutritious at the same time.  When we are in for a quick meal, we may eat tuna or salmon.  Either one is good with some kind of dressing and some crackers.  Tuna sandwiches are my favorite Sunday lunch.  If you haven't been including much fish, give it a try.  It has some great things to offer for better health.

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

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