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Saturday, April 04 2009

Throughout the world, fats and heart disease appear to be inseparable companions. When investigators found one, they generally found the other, no matter in what countries they searched.

The low-fat diet will add immeasurably to your general health and well-being. Fish is natural low-fat and is a good quality protein, filled with vitamins like riboflavin, which aids the body in the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids, and carbohydrates and Vitamin D, which aids calcium absorption to help prevent osteoporosis.

Unlike meats, very little fats will be cooked out of the fish, so attempting to drain off fish fats in cooking is unnecessary.

Some fish such as perch, haddock, flounder, sturgeon, smelts, scallops are especially low in fat. Others like brook trout, porgy, cod, and croakers are somewhat higher in fat content, but are still quite low in fat content when compared with meats.

The eating of shellfish is often encouraged by dietitians, because they are outstandingly low in fat and cholesterol content. Lobster, shrimps, and crabs are ideal examples. oysters are a bit higher in fat content, but are still low in comparison with beef, lamb, or veal.

Tuna is an excellent source of protein and much lower in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than many other protein choices, it is considered a heart-healthy food. Wild Salmon is also much higher in heart and brain healthy Omega 3s over farmed salmon.

Nutritionists recommend you eat fish 2-3 times a week, as they are proven to offer multiple nutritional benefits. According to new research published: Fish is a good low calorie, high protein choice to assist in weight loss, and also is a good choice for people with diabetes.

Fish that are safe for children to eat up to 3 times a week include smaller species such as: Atlantic and Tasmanian salmon, barramundi, blue-eye cod also known as blue-eye trevalla, bream, flathead jewfish, hake, hoki, mackerel, mullet ocean and rainbow trout, redfish, sardines, snapper, and whiting.

Fish is truly the new 'meal in minutes', it is ridiculously quick and easy to prepare. Cook any large fish in salted water, adding one cupful of vinegar,and sliced onions, celery root, and parsley to season. fish also can be cooked under the grill, it just needs to be attended very closely and only takes a few minutes per side.

Fish is so delicate that it dries out quickly and is easy to overcook. It is done when the colour turns from translucent to opaque (white) or has reached 140 degrees F to 145 degrees F internal temperature.

By adding fish to your diet 1-2 times a week not only reduces your risk of coronary heart disease and will help you manage your weight, but what does a healthy diet consist of.

Haiyan Lai-Heskin has been a nurse for 17 years. She has been writing Health, Wellness and Fitness articles for many years. Her website Healthy Living Golden Rules has varieties of health related articles advocate people to have a healthy lifestyle. Try Acai Berry Weight Loss for Free Today! And you'll be automatically signed up to our Free lifetime membership of weight loss management system.

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