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Go Fish! Adding more fish to your diet

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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