The benefits of fish in your diet are by now well-known:
- Virtually all of it is low in bad fats.
- Some, like tuna and salmon, is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can prevent cancer and reduce your risk of heart disease.
- Fatty fish can actually improve your brain function. Studies show that people who eat salmon at least once a week have a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease.
- If you’re Roman Catholic, fish is the only meat you can eat today.
If you’re cutting out the crap (or participating in the Ultimate Spring Cleaning), there are some more great recipes that will help you put more fresh fish in your diet, courtesy of the New York Times:
In addition, now that you’ve cleaned up your living space, most of these recipes would make a great third-date dinner for a woman you might be seeing. Just remember to buy wild-caught salmon, which is much lower in mercury, and will help keep you from ending up like Jeremy Piven.
Why not try one or two of these recipes this weekend?