The old saying that “you are what you eat” is true especially over time. When you change from consuming a meat to a fish-based diet you start to metamorphosis. 10 trillion (10,000,000,000,000) cells in your body have completely revamped their own garments (cell membranes). It takes about 3-4 months for the full benefits of this new internal you. Positive changes will result from the revamped diet. Your next checkup should show lower blood pressure, reduced triglycerides and improved blood sugar reading (if you are a prediabetic). You should also feel better mentally, especially if you start or increase exercise in your daily routine. You may notice less inflammatory pain too.
This type of dietary change decreases risk of damage to the heart, head and blood vessels. Researchers have previously isolated what they deem to be the components of fish that promote these beneficial effects. Renovating Your Mind thinks it may be much more than the two omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) causing the positive effects.
First off, fish is replacing the meat. So just by lowering your weekly meat exposure, you decrease health risks. Also, there are also other positive ingredients when eating seafood other than just the two omega-3 fats with pills.
There were two studies called the Cochrane Review and the ORIGIN study that failed to prove the full benefits of taking the pills rather than fish. The ORIGIN study did indicate that triglycerides were lower on the pills. Other favorable health outcomes were not seen in the results.
Renovating Your Mind recommends twice or thrice seafood meals per week. Turn your back on the usual and feast your eyes on haddock, sablefish, wahoo, kampachi or barramundi. Variety will spice up your life with something new to stimulate that palate. Don’t be scared. Ask the fish monger for a recipe or Google it. If that doesn’t work Yahoo it! Add some virgin olive oil and some spices including salt. My salt is Nu-Salt which is potassium, not sodium. Grill or bake and cover it well to seal in the juices. Use lower heat for a longer period of time so it stays moist. Serve with 2 vegetables and a salad.
Remember kids, utilizing food is always a preferential way to go rather than taking a supplement. Unless of course, your medical health care professional recommends otherwise and explains why your case is unique.
Get away from coming home with the same old salmon, shrimp, tuna, etc. Bring a seafood feast to the table that has everyone begging for seconds of this “new fish.” I’ll bring the wine.