Today's Wellness Wednesday segment on Midday Mississippi was all about adding more fish to your diet.
For the next two week's we're encouraging folks to eat more fish. Dietician
Rebecca Turner said that "fish is healthy: easy to
digest and offers a high level of muscle building proteins. And when you choose
fatty fish like, herring, salmon, and mackerel, you are getting the added bonus
of the hard to find heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Omegas 3's are thought
to help lower blood pressure, to strengthen the immune system, and to help
reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke."
Next time you are in the grocery store or dining at one of
Jackson's finest restaurants, "Go Fish" with my top picks.
Salmon (wild caught- Alaskan).
Alaska's wild-caught salmon are both healthier (they pack 1,210 mg of omega-3s
per 2-ounce serving and carry few contaminants) and more sustainable than just
about any other salmon fishery.
Albacore (Light) Tuna. Many tuna
are high in mercury but Albacore (light) tuna-the kind of tuna that's commonly
canned-gets an ok rating. This is perfect for weekday sandwiches, salads, or
wraps when made with little to no mayonnaise or with non-fat plain Greek yogurt
as the dressing.
Sardines, Pacific (wild-caught). The tiny, inexpensive sardine is making it onto many lists of
superfoods and for good reason. It packs more omega-3s (1,950 mg!) per 3-ounce
serving than salmon, tuna or just about any other food; it's also one of the
very, very few foods that's naturally high in vitamin D.
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