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Go Fishing For Health And Happiness

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I am not sure which is better for us – eating fish or catching fish. In the last few months I have fished more often with my grandson who lives on the east coast of Florida. The quiet time we spend together hoping to land the big one and talking about life while dangling our lines in the water is precious. And, now I learn that eating our catch is especially good for our bodies.

Landmark Institute Of Medicine Report Confirms Health Benefits Of Eating Fish

The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) report issued today confirms the advice that leading health experts in the federal government, the American Heart Association, American Dietetic Association and others have provided for years: Americans should eat a variety of fish at least twice a week. To promote a healthy lifestyle, it is essential consumers recognize the many benefits of eating fish, which is low in calories and saturated fat, rich in nutrients and essential to a balanced diet.

This new report, requested and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with support from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, should ease consumer concerns about mercury in fish and encourage Americans to eat fish at least twice a week, as an important part of a healthy balanced diet.