Why Is Fish Good for You? Because It Replaces Meat?

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    Oct 08, 2016 1:07 AM GMT
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    NYT: Many fish, especially oily, darker-fleshed fish like salmon and herring, are rich in heart-healthy, polyunsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids, but healthful fats are not the only reason to eat fish. Dietary guidelines in the United States encourage adults to eat eight ounces of a variety of fish and seafood each week – roughly two meals’ worth – because of the “total package of nutrients in fish,” which includes lean protein, vitamins A and D as well as B vitamins, and a host of minerals such as iron, iodine, selenium and zinc.

    Fish can be a much leaner and lower-calorie source of protein than meat, she noted. A cooked four-ounce portion of cod, for example, contains 26 grams of protein but only one gram of fat and 120 calories, compared with a grilled four-ounce portion of lean T-bone steak, which has 28 grams of protein, 18 grams of fat and 278 calories.

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    Oct 08, 2016 2:02 AM GMT
    I'm glad to here about the herring, because pickled herring is one of my favorite treats. I eat it like candy.

    My Italian partner won't touch it, just cringes at the words. He mainly eats a Mediterranean Italian diet, Which has some health benefits of its own.

    Whereas my family ancestry is northern European. So that's the kind of food I naturally favor. Not that all of it is healthy, but I'm glad to hear when something I already like is on the list. As is most fish.

    When I look back on my life, from the time I was a little kid, I've always gravitated to foods that are today regarded as being healthy. Not because I read that they were, I just liked them. I've never liked fast food.

    Whether that'll give me any health advantages today remains to be seen. But I've read that most animal species prefer to eat the things that are best suited for them. And humans, after all, are animals. I guess I've mainly let my instincts guide me, not social convention, and it seems they've mostly been getting it right all these years.
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    Oct 08, 2016 2:29 PM GMT
    Based on the Low Fat diet myth which has been busted.


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    NYT: Many fish, especially oily, darker-fleshed fish like salmon and herring, are rich in heart-healthy, polyunsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids, but healthful fats are not the only reason to eat fish. Dietary guidelines in the United States encourage adults to eat eight ounces of a variety of fish and seafood each week – roughly two meals’ worth – because of the “total package of nutrients in fish,” which includes lean protein, vitamins A and D as well as B vitamins, and a host of minerals such as iron, iodine, selenium and zinc.

    Fish can be a much leaner and lower-calorie source of protein than meat, she noted. A cooked four-ounce portion of cod, for example, contains 26 grams of protein but only one gram of fat and 120 calories, compared with a grilled four-ounce portion of lean T-bone steak, which has 28 grams of protein, 18 grams of fat and 278 calories.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/why-is-fish-good-for-you-because-it-replaces-meat/?
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    Oct 08, 2016 3:54 PM GMT
    Yeah but fish can be very expensiveicon_razz.gif
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    Oct 12, 2016 9:51 AM GMT
    Fish is good for me because it activates my receptor cells, making the uptake of dopamine much faster and more efficient.