A Good Piece of Fish!

Do you really need to be told that eating fish is good for your health? Seriously? OK, here it goes, eating fish is GOOD for your health! There’s a reason why this one food source is always at the top of all U.S fad diets. You know, the Mediterranean diet, caveman diet, Atkins, vegetarian, and these days the Paleolithic diet. All of these eating styles have one thing in common, EAT FISH!

The importance of eating fish has been justified. But don’t just take the advice of some mass marketed fad diet. Instead, how about we just stick to science?  Fish is an excellent source of vitamin D, selenium, and lean protein. And, unlike most meat products, it’s NOT high in saturated fat. The fat contained in fish is called Omega 3 fat. As if you didn’t already know. As stated by Web MD, “The benefits of omega-3 include reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke while helping to reduce symptoms of hypertension, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain and other rheumatoid problems, as well as certain skin ailments. Some research has even shown that omega-3 can boost the immune system and help protect us from an array of illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease.”

The only thing to consider when eating fish is high mercury content. There are three classes of people who need to pay attention to mercury. They are pregnant women, women that are breast-feeding, and very young children. Why? Because mercury may have some subtle effects on the developing nervous system of infants. These fish include shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and golden bass.

Everyone else, eat up. Fish is the superstar of the summer. Theres nothing better than a good piece of fish on a beautiful day. There are three simple rules to remember when making it, 1 make sure its baked or grilled, 2 use low sodium seasonings, and 3 always add a cold glass of Pinot Grigio. That last one was just my personal opinion.  Daily Grape has great white wine info.  Need some tips on how to make a delicious fish dish, check out the super cool video of chef Daryl Harmon from Water Works Restaurant as he teaches us how to make a fantastic piece of Bronzino!

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