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Fishing for a reason to eat fish

foodtalklogoPeople either like fish or don’t. For those who like eating fish, eat more, but, if you are one of those people who hate fish, try and find a way to get some into your diet.

Fish is packed with health benefits. Cooked from fresh or frozen, fish is a great source of protein and most fish provides iodine, important for proper thyroid function.
The nutrient that is most unique to seafood is omega-3 fatty acids, essential for your immune system, vision and nervous system.

The best fish rich in omega-3s are oily fish like salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, and sardines.  Unfortunately, strong-flavored fish like herring, mackerel and sardines are not recommended for those who don’t care for fish.

For the non-fish eater, try a mild white fish like halibut (the kind you find in fish and chips), some fresh grilled salmon brushed with Teriyaki sauce, lightly breaded sole served with lemon, or tilapia with lemon and salsa on the side.

If you just won’t eat fish, remember to find other sources of omega-3s, like eggs and supplements.