Where’s the beef?  Not at my house!

Until I started improving my diet, I consumed way too much red meat.  We would usually make spaghetti (with ground beef) once a week.  We would eat hamburgers.  We ate chili.  Basically, we ate food that was GOOD,  but not necessarily good for you.

Then I started reading about the heart-healthy benefits of fish.  And now, I’m addicted!  As you can tell from my “running ramblings”, I tend to go all out when I start to enjoy something.  According to the American Heart Association, we should be eating at least two (2) servings of fish (particularly fatty fish) per week.  Albacore tuna and salmon are two types of fish that I love…oh, and tilapia…and, mahi-mahi!

Here’s an excerpt from the American Heart Association’s article:

Fish is a good source of protein and, unlike fatty meat products, it’s not high in saturated fat. Fish is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of — or who have — cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), which can lead to sudden death.  Omega-3 fatty acids also decrease triglyceride levels, slow growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque, and lower blood pressure (slightly).

So…why fish?  It’s good.  It’s good for you.

When it comes to eating well, what more could you ask for?

Save the cows, eat more fish!