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How Much Would You Pay for Better Health?

By Tom Herrin

When people think about the cost of improving health through diet, they often see dollar signs.  It can be a little intimidating.  It doesn't have to be.  Sometimes finding ways to improve a diet is a matter of fine-tuning a diet.  This may be done by deleting or adding things.  One of the easiest ways is to add fish.  It is one of those foods that has a lot of benefits and is often recognized as a generally healthy food.  Some groups of people live almost exclusively on fish as their source of protein.  Many of these people have far fewer health issues than those of people who have a higher standard of living.  Fish may be the best food to add for better health.

It May Cut the Risk of Heart Disease

People who eat more fish seem to have a much better record of heart health than many others.  Many believe the omega-3 fatty acids are the prime element.  In a study of more than 40,000 men who ate fish as least once per week, researchers found that they had a 15 percent lower risk of heart disease.  It has been observed in other studies that those who eat fish regularly have fewer heart attacks, strokes, and fewer instances of death from heart disease.  It is easily enough reason to add fish into the diet.

It May Help Protect Grey Matter

The brain has a big job to do.  It is the control center of so many things that a small problem can disrupt mental function seriously.  Grey matter is responsible for memory, processing information, and controlling emotions.  People would not be who they are without properly functioning grey matter.  Some studies have shown that people who eat more fish have more grey matter in some of the centers of the brain.  This is as opposed to those who have suffered loss of mental capacity, such as in Alzheimer's, and have noticeable loss of grey matter.

It Can Be a Good Meal

I don't know many kids who don't like fish sticks.  Some of what we like simply has to do with how it was prepared.  Fish does not always have to taste fishy.  Learning different ways to prepare it, and what sides to serve, can make a huge difference in whether or not we enjoy it.  Our family enjoys lots of different kinds of fish.  For quick meals, we like salmon or tuna right out the can.  

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

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