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What are the health benefits of eating cold-water fish?

Alejandro Junger, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Small, cold-water fish that are wild-caught (not farmed) tend to have more healthy benefits. In this video, cardiologist Alejandro Junger, MD, explains why you should select cold-water fish when you choose to eat this healthy staple.
Grant Cooper, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Cold-water fish contain a high percentage of omega-3 fatty acids, including alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Your body contains billions of cells, and every one of them has fatty acids in its outer wall (membrane). Fatty acids are also metabolized into proteins and hormones, and they have a profound effect on the way cells interact with one another. Cells are constantly dying, regenerating, dividing, and changing their shape. The fatty acids that you consume today find their way into your cells and proteins tomorrow. You are, in a very real and immediate sense, what you eat.
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