Eating Fish Vital: Washington Post

The Washington Post takes a break from reporting on the political storm du jour to highlight the importance of eating fish in today’s article titled “Fatty acids lower your risk of heart disease. Without fish, you’re missing out.”

The write up is focused on the benefits of Omega 3’s and the messages delivered are unmistakable:

Americans aren’t eating fish often enough

“Most Americans aren’t getting enough EPA and DHA. That’s of concern because there is strong evidence that these omega-3s reduce triglyceride levels to help lower the risk for heart disease or heart attack.”

 Pregnant Woman need to eat more fish

“Eating enough fish for health benefits while also keeping mercury levels at bay can seem like a challenge. It’s not.” “If you’re pregnant, the Food and Drug Administration recommends getting up to 12 ounces per week of low-mercury fish and shellfish such as shrimp (which is way below the amount most people are eating).”

The Facts Are Out There

“All things considered, the substantial health benefits of eating fish far outweigh any potential risks.”

Please Pass The Fish

The Washington Post cuts to the chase in this article that’s worth a read. And with so much nutrition misinformation out there this one’s worth a share as well.