Friday, August 25, 2006

Like It Or Not...

Don't ignore fish when you are planning your weekly diet. Fish is a fabulous food - lots of variety in taste and texture, versatile and low in saturated fat. It's also low in calories - the perfect healthy diet food. Aim to include a fish dish in your diet at least twice a week - and more is better!
  • Oily fish (Mackerel, Herring, Sardines) contain Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat which can help to reduce total blood cholesterol. Omega-3 in the diet protects the heart and circulation and may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
  • Medical studies have shown that Omega-3 oils play an important part in aiding the development of our brains.
  • Seafood contains an abundance of essential minerals - iron, zinc, iodine and selenium.
  • Fish is a good source of Vitamins helping to maintain healthy nerves, strong bones and teeth and a glowing complexion.
  • Fish is a low fat and/or good fat source of protein, essential for the healthy growth and maintenance of muscles and body tissues.
  • As well as your brain, your love life could benefit from eating seafood as part of a healthy diet. Shellfish such as oysters have a reputation for acting as an aphrodisiac!

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