Health Benefits of Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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October is national seafood month! It’s time to celebrate your love for seafood and all of its amazing health benefits! The American Heart Association recommends eating fatty fish, like salmon and tuna, at least twice a week, as they are a great source of essential omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and promote cognitive health by lowering the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease! Read about these and other exciting benefits of consuming omega-3 with the Center for Nutrition in School’s Nutrition Fact Sheet

You can cook up a delicious, healthy salmon dinner in just 35 minutes! Brighten up your fall dinner table with these colorful salmon skewers over brown rice. This yummy dish packs protein, omega-3 fatty acids, B-vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants! Find the full recipe at the USDA’s What’s Cooking website.