Eat Fish to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

by Jodee on June 1, 2009

If you are concerned about your risk of developing heart disease, you should make a point of visiting the seafood section of your supermarket on a regular basis. Eating fatty fish twice a week gives your body a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids that your body needs to stay healthy. Fatty fish include mackerel, salmon, herring, albacore tuna, and lake trout.

Fish is a good source of protein, and doesn’t have the high levels of saturated fat that red meats do. If you want to get the benefits of eating fish without adding a lot of fat, opt for baking or grilling the fish, as opposed to dipping it in batter and frying it. You can also get health benefits from eating tofu, walnuts, and flaxseed. Use tofu in smoothies, add walnuts to salads and other foods, and sprinkle flaxseed on your morning cereal.

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