From Sound Dietitians, a partner of the Verdant Health Commission. View the complete blog post and recipes from Sound Dietitians at www.sounddietitians.com/blog/hail-the-benefits-of-fish.
Fish is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. It also offers many health benefits, such as supporting brain and eye function in children and reducing the risk of stroke, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least 2-3 servings or about 8-12 ounces of seafood per week. You should focus on fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as trout, herring, sardines, and salmon. You may have heard that pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid eating fish high in mercury. Although this is true, it is still recommended that pregnant women eat 8-12 ounces of low-mercury fish each week.
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