Friday, December 7, 2007

Health Facts Behind Fish

Omega-3s EPA/DHA (g)
Mackerel 2.2
Salmon 1.7
Salmon, canned 1.0
Shark 0.9
Mussels 0.7
Sea Bass
Halibut 0.5
Oysters 0.4
Shrimp 0.3
Catfish 0.2
Cod 0.1
(according to Dr. Kleiner from Clean Eating, adult women should aim for 7 grams of EPA and DHA per week!)

Not only are omega-3 fats EPA and DHA essential to the health of our system, but it's proven that fish fat can tilt our metabolism. It burns the fat instead of storing it. In addition, "recent research suggests that EPA and DHA can strengthen bones, fight depression and certain cancers, ward off Alzheimer's, enhance vision, lower blood pressure, and improve cholesterol levels".

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