Get Hooked on Fish for Weight Loss

I’m hooked on fish…any kind. Orange roughy, salmon, shrimp, crab…you
name it, I’ve got my fork in it. I’ve journeyed to foreign markets in
downtown LA just to select an entire fish to roast with sweet fennel
and onions inside. But you don’t have to go far to enjoy the health
benefits of just one serving of fish a week. It’s as close as your local

Fish is one of the healthiest sources of protein and omega fatty acids
IF you avoid shark, king markerel, swordfish and tilefish, which may
contain mercury. Omega fatty acids can lower your risk of heart disease
and help keep your insulin levels in check.

Fish is low in calories as well and is an excellent source of vitamins,
potassium and other minerals. Since fish contain lots of “good fats”
it is also low in cholesterol. So which fish should be swimming in your
food chain?

  • Lake Trout
  • Albacore Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Herring
  • Sardines
  • Crab
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
  • White fish such as Sole, Orange Roughy, Cod, Sea Bass

And it’s not necessary to gorge on fish to get the benefits. Just 5
ounces three times a month is enough to decrease your risk of a stroke
by 43%. And here’s an extra hint: The fat just under the skin of fish is where most of the toxic chemicals can be found, so if in doubt, deskin your fish for extra protection.

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About Larrian
Larrian Gillespie is a gynecologic urologist who received her medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and practiced Urology and Urogynecology in Beverly Hills for 15 years before retiring.With an ability to translate “doctor speak” into terms anyone can understand, Larrian has been featured in over 75 magazine stories and numerous television shows, including Good Morning America, CBS Woman to Woman News, and CNN. She has served on the medical advisory board of SHAPE Magazine, Prevention Books, Readers Digest Books,Oxmoor Books, Low Carb Energy and been a frequent source for numerous other publications, including WebMD.

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