Baked, Broiled Fish (not Fried) for Heart Protection
Experts have been saying for years that fish high in
omega-3 fatty acids can protect you from developing heart disease. The American
Heart Association even recommends that you eat two or more servings of fish per
But it’s important to know that fish that’s usually served
fried is not typically the type of fish that’s high in omega-3 fatty acids. In
an examination of the ultrasound images of 5,000 older Americans, people who
regularly ate fried fish and fish sandwiches showed signs of heart disease,
while people who ate broiled or baked fish had
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower heart rate
- Better flow of blood to the heart.
Additionally, those who ate fried fish and fish sandwiches
had very little evidence of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood.
American Heart Association Meeting Presentation, May 2005.