By Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium
There's a very good reason to eat fish two times this week, and it's not just because it's a healthy, lean protein that's lower in calories and saturated fats than other meats. Fatty, cold-water fish like salmon and mackerel also offer a potent dose of heart-healthy omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which can affect your mood and behavior.
Researchers from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine looked at 106 healthy volunteers. According to Science Daily, researchers found that "participants who had lower blood levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids were more likely to report mild or moderate symptoms of depression, a more negative outlook and be more impulsive. Conversely, those with higher blood levels of omega-3s were found to be more agreeable." (Here's a study synopsis.)
Some ideas for getting more fish into your diet:
- Prepare some wild salmon for dinner, and save some to serve chilled over a salad the next day.
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Jan Bruce is CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, www.mequilibrium.com, the new digital coaching system for stress, which helps both individuals and corporations achieve measurable results in stress management and wellness.
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