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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Makes Sense to Order Fish At Lunch

If you're going to build a healthy workforce, you might want to add a fish recipe to your employee e mails. The Center for Science in the Public Interest http://www.cspi.org recently published information on 13 meta-analysis studies that tracked more than 220,000 people for an average of 12 years. Researchers found that compared to people who ate no fish, those who ate fish at least five times a week had a 40 percent lower risk of death from heart disease. And since one out of two people in the United States die from heart disease http://www.cdc.gov, it probably makes good sense to add fish to your diet plan! In addition, omega-3's (DHA and EPA) the healthy fat in fish, were found to reducer the risk of macular degeneration, memory loss, and possibly certain cancers. USDA www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome has lists of fish and other foods that contain DHA and EPA. The American Heart Association www.americanheart.org now advises people who have heart disease to take a daily supplement with 1,000 mg (1 gram) of DHA plus EPA. It also recommends that healthy people eat fish (preferably fatty fish like salmon) at least twice a week. The bottom line, the health benefits are undeniable. Have fish for lunch!

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