Fish For a Healthier Life

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Fish oils which contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids are among the most beneficial nutrients you can take in for your body, numerous studies show how healthy fish oils can help boost brain function (critical for the developing brain of newborns and infants) and can help slow down aging, fight heart disease and even improve and combat depression.

Though you may read about Tuna and some other fish containing high levels of mercury and being relatively unsafe for pregnant women, you can find many varieties of healthy tuna that provide so many benefits it greatly outweighs the minor risks.

Salman and Tuna are vital sources of healthy fish oils and should be consumed on a regular basis and a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in October 2006 by Dariush Mozaffarian and Eric Rimm showed the the benefits of increasing your dietary intake with fish, even fish with slightly higher levels of mercury far outweighed the risks. This included the benefits for pregnant women and fetuses, and in a later study by Emily Oken from Harvard Medical School of 25,000 Danish women showed that babies whose mothers consumed the highest amount of fish had a 30% increase in development milestone scores in comparison to moms who had the lowest fish intake.

CNN has news stories all the time and you read about it in the news and medical journals constantly. Fish is not only healthy and tastes good, but is beneficial for life and aging well.

I loved anything grilled, and the recipe for Grilled Albacore Tuna Steak on the website looks fantastic and is quite healthy for you, here is a reprint of the recipe:

Ingredients & Instructions
1 1/3 pounds skinless Pacific albacore, cut into 3/4 inch thick loin cuts
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons olive oil
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano, crushed
dash of cayenne
Sautéed Red Peppers (see below)
2 French rolls, split lengthwise
1/4 cup chopped basil
Sautéed Red Peppers
1 red pepper, roasted, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 medium onion, sliced into thin half-rings

Rinse albacore with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. Make vinaigrette by combining oil, lemon juice, pepper, salt, oregano and cayenne; mix well. Divide in half. Marinate albacore in one-half of the vinaigrette for 30 minutes, turning once. While fish is marinating make Sautéed Red Peppers (see recipe below). Drain albacore reserving marinade. Place on greased grate, 4-5 inches from hot coals. Cook 5-6 minutes, turning once and basting frequently. Do not overcook! Albacore should be pink in center when removed from the heat. Toast rolls lightly on grill. Brush toasted sides with remaining vinaigrette. Make four open-faced sandwiches by topping with albacore, Sautéed Red Peppers and fresh basil. Serve immediately.

Sautéed Red Peppers

In non-stick pan, sauté garlic and onion in oil until onion is translucent. Stir in red peppers and remove from heat. Set aside.

Source: Oregon Albacore Commission

  • Bottom Line:

You should be adding more fish to your diet and Tuna is a very inexpensive, delicious and versatile fish that provides many health benefits.

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Updated: January 27, 2010 — 2:26 pm