Could your diet use a little tweaking to make it a bit more heart-friendly? Eating fish more frequently can help! According to the American Heart Association, eating fish twice a week can improve your heart health. There is evidence that people who eat fish regularly are less likely to have cardiovascular disease.
The heart-healthy benefits of fish come from the omega-3 fatty acids. Evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids help reduce risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Omega-3 fatty acids can also decrease risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden death. Fish is also a good source of protein and isn’t high in saturated fats.
Are you ready to get more fish in your diet? Try this simple yet tasty heart-healthy fish recipe from the American Heart Association.