We wish it was that simple. Here’s what we do know!
A study conducted by the University of Southampton in England looked at the diets of more than 800 people and found that those who ate seafood regularly had a lower risk of heart disease and other health problems.
They also found that people who ate seafood tended to have lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, higher levels of “good” cholesterol, lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
This is likely due to the omega-three fatty acids found in fish, known to protect the brain from damage.
How Can You Successfully Add More Seafood To Your Diet?
1. Research your options – avoid fish high in mercury, aim for wild-caught options, avoid any known allergens.
2. Find easy recipes.
3. Buy from reputable sources – this will ensure that the fish is fresh and of good quality, with little toxic load.
4. Work within your budget – of course, high-quality seafood can expensive. Find options that are sustainable to include in your diet regularly.
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