Add More Fish to Your Diet!

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

Growing up, my absolute least favorite food in the whole world was fish. I thought fish were super cool to look at, but when it came to eating them, I thought they were stinky, had a weird texture, and a funky taste. The only kind of fish I could tolerate was popcorn shrimp completely slathered in ranch dressing, as the taste and texture was pretty well masked. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to love eating fish, as well as all of the great nutrients that it provides!

According to registered dietician Daphne Olivier, fish is so nutritious, that we should be consuming it at least twice a week. Both fish and shellfish are low in fat and high in protein, but shellfish is slightly higher in cholesterol. Oily fish such as salmon or tuna are also an amazing source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are hard to get from other foods. Omega-3s are great for reducing inflammation, as well as balancing out other fats.

Looking for some good fish recipes to try? Check out these from Fill Your Plate!

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