Fish twice a week boosts health
If like us you're on a healthy eating kick after all those holiday indulgences, then our advice is eat more fish.
Health advice is at least two portions of fish a week, although two thirds of us Brits don't, according to Government stats.
Eating two portions a week brings all sort of health benefits. It can lower the risk of heart attack, heart disease, cholesterol, stroke, depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. It boosts the levels of omega-3 in your body (which helps with healthy skin, hair, nails and improves sleep) and it boosts your mood and maintains brain function.
Apart from all that, fish is delicious and can be very affordable. Of course you’ll pay more if you choose the more luxurious seafood like lobster and turbot, but there are lots of affordable options.
When it comes to white fish, which are low in fat, whiting, gurnard and pollock are great alternatives to the more expensive cod, while lemon sole is an affordable alternative to Dover sole.
Oily fish are the ones packed with omega-3 oils and options like mackerel are surprisingly reasonable. Just come to the shop and ask us for advice on the best value seasonal fish.
If you’d like to learn more, check out the facts with our friends at Fish is the Dish. We’ll be bringing you healthy recipes to try on our social media channels with the hashtag #eatmorefish, so like and follow us to make sure you get them.
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