Why Eat Fish?
It’s a Healthy Choice
Fish is a healthy food choice for people of all ages. It’s rich in vitamin and minerals, and it’s a lower-calorie, lower-fat source of protein compared to meat and poultry. Since different types of fish offer different nutrients (such as vitamin D, A, C and E, and iodine, calcium, phosphorus and selenium), it’s best to eat a variety of fish to ensure you receive these valuable nutrients as part of your healthy diet.
It’s a Great Source of Omega-3
Fish is the main dietary source of two important omega-3 fatty acids—EPA and DHA—that can help reduce the risk of heart disease in adults and contribute to healthy brain and vision development in infants, among other potential health benefits. Some local fish contain levels of healthy omega-3 fatty acids equal to or nearly equal to levels in salmon.