Healthy Eating: Fish: Health Benefits of White and Pink Fish

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The Health Benefits of Eating White and Pink Fish

If you love white and pink fish like salmon and halibut, you’re getting more than a delicious taste. There are many health benefits to eating fish, so eat up!

Salmon naturally contaisn large amounts of vitamin D3, plus the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These omega-3s, especially DHA, are concentrated in the human retina, but the human body can’t make them. Omega-3s are great for your eye health, and studies show that people who eat more fish tend to have a lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. They also populate cell membranes and positively influence cellular messaging. 

White fish refers to things like cod, tilapia and haddock. They also contain omega-3s, but not as much as pink fish do. These fish are leaner and lower in calories, making them ideal for people who are trying to maintain a healthier weight. Here are some of the other benefits:

  • High protein content
  • Rich in vitamin B12 and D, iodine, phosphorus and selenium. 
  • They support heart, bone and brain health

Incorporating white and pink fish into your diet is a great way to add essential vitamins and nutrients to your diet. You can grill or bake it, add it to salads, stews and tacos, and so much more! Get creative, and don’t forget that tinned fish also has health benefits. Also, be mindful of allergies to pink and white fish. Symptoms of these allergies can range from hives to anyphalaxis. If you'd like more information, see your family physician or allergist
 

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