Fish Dish Benefits

Incorporating more fish into your diet can be highly beneficial.

Nutrients that can be found in fish include:

Omega-3 fatty acids. This nutrient can be linked to benefitting heart health, aiding in growth and development, potentially fighting depression and other mental health conditions, reducing the risk of autoimmune diabetes, and possibly protecting against vision loss in old age.

Vitamin D. Many people don’t get enough Vitamin D, which acts like a steroid hormone, controlling blood calcium concentration and impacting your immune system. Vitamin D has been speculated to help defend against autoimmune diseases and improve sleep quality. If you don’t get much sunshine, incorporating fish into your diet is a great way to supplement Vitamin D.

Not only is fish loaded with nutrients, but it has been proven to help with a number of health risks including improving quality of sleep. Eating fish might also help increase brain health and prevent asthma in children. Fish is packed with protein and iodine, as well.

Want to incorporate more fish into your diet but don’t know where to start? Salmon is always a good option. Like most fish, it can be cooked a variety of ways including baking, frying, broiling or searing. Fish oils like cod liver oil are also great sources of vitamin D, with more than 200% of its daily value in one tablespoon! Try adding fish or fish oil to a meal at least twice a week to reap the fish-ilicious benefits.

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