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3 Ways Eating Fish Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals

Fish has so many benefits, it’s almost unfair to compare it to any other food. Just two servings of fish each week will provide you with enough omega-3 fatty acids to boost your metabolism, help keep cancer away, and more. Also labeled a “brain food,” eating more fish can level up your journey to better health, whatever your goals may be.


IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF SLEEP

Eating fish can help you sleep? Studies say yes. Research published in The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that people who increased their fish consumption reported improved quality of sleep. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help people fall asleep more quickly, and vitamin D helps you reach a deeper sleep.

Also, the docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish stimulates melatonin, one of the key components of helping you get a good night’s rest. Better sleep can also benefit your waistline, in case you needed one more reason to add salmon to your dinner plate.


FISH IS FULL OF VITAMIN D

Sadly, 70% of the U.S. population does not get the daily recommended amount of vitamin D, according to The National Institutes of Health. On a positive note, fish is full of vitamin D, and consuming more of it can help you achieve your daily recommended intake of the essential nutrient.

Vitamin D found in fish can also help your body to better absorb calcium, improving overall bone health and growth. Just a little bit of fish means a lot of vitamin D.


DECREASE DEPRESSION

Although more research still needs to be done on the subject, some studies have found that consuming fish can help decrease symptoms of depression in adults. Omega-3 fatty acids have eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, both of which commonly low in brain chemicals of people with depression.

Eating fish a few times a week can raise EPA and DHA levels. It’s also believed that taking fish oil can have the same effect.

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