Something Smells Fishy

Hey Power Girl,

Something smells fishy and it’s coming from MY kitchen!!

My mom always makes fish for us and I know that anything she makes has GOT to be great for our health and critical for our diet.

Since I often get questions about healthier food choices from Power Girls just like you, and knowing how often my mom makes fish, I wanted to do some research so that I could find out all the benefits of including fish in your diet too.  I want to help you make the absolute best decisions for your diet.

So Power Girl, are you ready to learn some awesome meals to join me on my next surf and turf night? Great!  Now let me share with you some interesting facts about fish that I have found through my research.

Fish contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which is a type of polyunsaturated fat that can help to reduce total blood cholesterol. It is very important to include Omega-3 in your diet because it protects the heart and circulation and can reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.  WOW!!!!!! FISH CERTAINLY DOES HELP A LOT.

Medical studies have shown that Omega-3 oils play an important role in the development of our brain tissue which we need in order to make sure our bodies function and heal properly.

Seafood contains a lot of essential minerals such as:

  • iron
  • zinc
  • iodine
  • selenium

Fish is also a good source of vitamins, which will help to maintain healthy nerve tissues, strong bones and teeth, and a growing complexion.  Fish is also a healthy fat which, like I have told you before Power Girl, we need to eat every day.  Healthy fats are critical to include in our diet. Fish is also essential for the healthy growth and maintenance of muscles and body tissues.

There are many different types of fish and each has a tremendous amount of protein, but different fish have different amounts of protein.  So I would like to share with you some of the different types of fish and their amounts of protein.

  • Cod: 20 g
  • Sole: 21 g
  • Haddock: 20 g
  • Halibut: 23 g
  • Sockeye Salmon: 23 g
  • Yellowfin Tuna: 25 g
  • Canned Tuna (light, canned in water): 22 g
  • Swordfish: 22 g
  • Rainbow Trout: 21 g
The last thing I would like to share with you is that many researchers believe that we need to eat more fish and less meat.  Since fish is a healthier protein source than meat, and we are what we eat, this is probably the most powerful change can that we can make in our diets.
So Power Girl, please join me in adding fish into your diet and I can guaranty that you be looking better, feeling better and planning to enjoy a longer, healthier life.
Your Friend and Coach,
Jessy Lipke



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