We’ve all heard that fish is excellent for our health- but do you know why? Most fish contain high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids. This is a specific kind of fat that many of us do not eat enough of because it is not found in meat, dairy, or snack foods which are all typical of the American diet. Omega 3 fatty acids are known to decrease inflammation (think health for asthma or arthritis), lower triglyceride levels, and fuel your brain to help combat things like depression or Alzheimer’s.
These benefits can be seen with just two-three servings of fish per week! Some of the best fish to choose from are Anchovies, Bluefish, Herring, Mackerel, Salmon, Sardines, Lake trout or Tuna.
Last night I made myself wild Salmon with a side of brown rice. I’m not really one to follow recipes, so for my marinade I mixed together some olive oil, organic maple syrup, fresh chives, salt, pepper and garlic powder. I started it in the pan to sear both sides and then finished it in the oven to get it to the doneness that I like. Fish cooks super quick so it’s great for nights you are looking for something quick.
Make the smart move, and boost your health by adding some omega 3’s to your diet this weekend!
P.S. A note about fish, whenever possible choose wild fish over farmed. Farmed fish are fed unnatural diets and crammed into small spaces which put them at risk for disease. Wild fish is a much more natural option so pick that whenever possible.