Hooking Into Healthy Eating

Hooking Into Healthy Eating Getting fish into your diet is supposed to be healthy, but as with most nutritional choices making the most of seafood has a lot to do with species selection and preparation technique. A study published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure reinforces what most people already assume about baking or broiling being a healthier alternative to frying. It goes on to recommend dark colored fish including salmon, mackerel and bluefish over tuna, snapper and cod.

Researchers based these recommendations on data from 84,493 female subjects aged 50 to 79 collected over a period of 10 years. They found that participants who baked or broiled most of their seafood meal selections tended to be healthier, look younger and get more exercise than subjects who consumed more fried fish.

True Strength Moment: It seems like the more you learn about diet and nutrition, the more there is to learn. If you could only focus on two aspects of healthy eating, variety and moderation would make pretty good choices. Eating a rainbow of colorful vegetables helps dish out a broad range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Moderation helps keep less than healthy 'cheat meals' from getting the better of you.
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